Public: Oviform teapot in the form of a cauliflower with leaf moulded handle and spout. Cream coloured earthenware, lead glaze stained green for leaves around lower body and on handle and spout. Private: Oviform teapot on flat circular foot, with S-shaped leaf-moulded spout, and scroll loop handle in the form of three overlapping leaves with spurs at thumbrest, and above and below lower terminal. Cream coloured body moulded in relief with cauliflower florets around shoulder and with two rows of six textured leaves, curled at the edges, around lower body. Lead glaze coloured green on leaves, handle and spout, reserving cream coloured cauliflower florets and interior. Cream coloured shallow domed cover with button finial and overall cauliflower floret moulding, small hole pierced to one side.
without cover: 12.1cm
with cover: 13.3cm
across handle and spout: 19.3cm
Place of creation
Bequeathed by Thomas Tylston Greg
© Manchester Art Gallery