Longton Hall Teapot and Cover of Bullet shape painted with chinoiserie birds
A rare Longton Hall Teapot and Cover, of bullet shape, with scrolled handle and bird spout, the slightly domed cover of small size with cherry fruit finial, painted in rich famille rose colours with flowering oriental plants, including peonies, beside a yellow and purple holed rock with a strutting crane to one side, the other side and the cover with further large oriental blooms.
Height: 4 ins. (10.5cms.)
Shards of the handle shape were found on the Longton Hall factory site. See Bernard Watney ‘Excavations at the Longton Hall porcelain manufactory, part 3, Post-Medieval Archaeology, vol 27, 1993, fig 11. The shape is inspired by a Meissen form.
Item No. 1096