This exceptional teapot is from the Staffordshire region of England from the very early 19th century, reasonably dated c. 1800 and attributed to the New Hall factory. It is a porcelain production imitating the very popular Chinese wares coming into the European market, and attempting to convince consumers that it was of the same quality. These pieces often depict domestic scenes but are frequently scenes from theater or novels. While in generally very good condition for its age, the pot has accumulated soiling and a clean chip on the lip of the pot where the lid rests, thus concealing it though not perfectly. Regardless of the damage, this teapot is a reference book example of early English porcelains, and a joy to own.
Dimension: 9" w