Massive First Period Dr Wall Worcester Teapot

An extremely fine and rare Massive First Perid Dr Wall Worcester Teapot, Of the rare type known as 'Dr Johnson's Teapot', of globular shape with a pointed acorn finial, decorated in blue on both sides with the 'Thorny Rose' pattern, showing full sprays of roses and lilies, the border and cover with fruit and flower sprigs tied by ribboned love knots.
An identical teapot preserved at Pembroke College, Oxford belonged to Dr Samuel Johnson and was mentioned by Boswell as holding two quarts. It is conceivably possible that this shape and form could be used either for tea or for fruit punch, the border decoration shows pears, berries and grapes within garlands linked together with ribbons and love knots.

Provenance: Private English Collection

Crescent mark to the underside

Circa 1762 – 65

Height: 8 1/2 Ins (21.5cms.)

Stock No. 1866

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