An Extremely Rare Staffordshire Blue Ground Teapot And Cover

 

An extremely rare Staffordshire Blue Ground Teapot and Cover, of globular shape with grooved loop handle, the facetted spout moulded in crisp low relief with panels of formal diaper and star motifs, painted with sprays of full open rose blooms on a deep royal blue ground, the slightly domed cover with similar decoration and elegantly turned pointed acorn knop finial.

An extremely rare ground colour, the open rose bloom and smaller growing bud have long been given association with the Jacobite cause. In 1745-46 Bonnie Prince Charlie brought troops as far as Derby, gaining much support, before turning North back to the Scotland.

Provenance: Jonathan Horne

Circa 1745-50

Height: 4 3/4 Ins. (11.5cms.)

 

Stock No. 1807

 

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