Public: Globular teapot with crabstock handle and spout, white salt-glazed stoneware, painted in overglaze enamels with portrait of Frederick the Great and Flying Eagle and Shield, against ermine ground. Private: Globular teapot on flat circular foot, with crabstock handle and spout and slight collar to neck. Body painted in green, yellow, pink, blue, brown and red overglaze enamels on each side with Chinoiserie garden scene. To left of handle, two figures in a garden, with a bird on a tall rock between them, right hand figure seated on low table, carrying bucket in one hand, floral sprays to far left and right. To right of handle, same two figures in different coloured dress, both standing with low rock between them, two vases on the ground to far right, floral sprays to left and right. Shoulder decorated with border of shaped cartouches, alternately filled with red diamond diaper ground, and brown diaper against green ground. Spout and handle touched with red strokes and scrolls. Flattened circular replacement cover with circular finial, painted with cartouches of red and green diaper, and red leafy sprays. Mr Jonathan Horne of Sampson & Horne Antiques believes there is a new lid.
without cover: 10.8cm
with cover: 12.1cm
across handle and spout: 20.1cm
Place of creation
Bequeathed by Thomas Tylston Greg
© Manchester Art Gallery