An Extremely Rare Staffordshire Salt Glazed Stoneware Teapot And Cover

 

An extremely rare Staffordshire Salt Glazed Stoneware Teapot and Cover, of globular shape applied with crabstock handle and spout, beautifully decorated with flowering roses and five leaves on a rich green ground covered in ermine. The slightly domed cover with crabstock finial.

An extremely rare ground colour with all over ermine sprigs. The open rose blooms on the body and small rose buds on the cover when coupled with the ermine, perhaps denote a Jacobite connection and sympathy with the cause of Bonnie Prince Charlie the last of the Stuart Pretenders.

Provenance: English Private Collection

Circa 1760

Height: 5 Ins. (12.5cms.)

 

Stock No. 1811

 

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