Public: Globular teapot with crabstock handle and spout. Cream coloured earthenware body sponged with blue-grey underglaze oxide, bleeding into lead-glaze to give mottled effect. Private: Globular teapot on everted footring, with slight collar to neck, and crabstock handle and spout. Body decorated on each side with applied relief twisting vines embellished with stamped leaves and fruit, in the centre of which sits small infant bacchante. Cream coloured earthenware body sponged with blue-grey underglaze oxide, bleeding into glaze to give mottled streaky effect. Reliefs picked out in gilt, traces also remaining on handle and spout. Flat circular cover with crabstock handle and two applied relief leaves, decorated in mottled blue-grey, small pierced hole in centre.
without cover: 8.4cm
with cover: 9.7cm
across spout and handle: 16.7cm
Place of creation
Bequeathed by Thomas Tylston Greg
© Manchester Art Gallery