In classic London style form, this teapot features transferware designs popularized by Adam Buck, ca 1800. A woman seated upon a lounge seems to be instructing a child, who holds a book on one hand. Designs by Adam Buck were inspired by his miniature portraits in neo classical form, and the Regency Period was the height of his designs in ceramic ware. On this piece, black floral designs adorn the lid, and there is gold decoration on all the edges, on the spout, handle, and around the top of the teapot.
Good condition, with hairline along bottom, with slight lines in the front lower edge of the pot. The body is translucent, with a clear glaze with light crackleure. There is some light staining on the spout and handle, but generally the vessel is fairly clean.
Lovely form, desirable motif, and nice detailing make this a particularly nice example of British ceramics of the early nineteenth century.