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Blue stoneware crabstock teapot attributed to Ridgway & Abington, Hanley, Staffordshire


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A blue-bodied stoneware teapot with a thin vapour / smear glaze. Moulded as ‘crabstock’ with oak leaves and acorns. The spout, handle and lid also follow the crabstock theme.

The spout has a simple internal hand-pierced 13 hole strainer in a roughly circular formation.

The base has a moulded diamond registration mark which gives a date for 1846 (or possibly 1875? – the letters are not too clear). There are also impressed numbers ‘4’ plus ‘24’.

An exact matching jug is shown in ‘A Collector’s Guide to Nineteenth-Century Jugs’, by Kathy Hughes, (1991), p.22, pl.55, which is described as “Ridgway & Abington, 1846”. Godden (2000), p.533 says “Ridgway & Abington, Church Works, Hanley, Staffordshire c.1835-1860 – formerly W. Ridgway, Son & Co.”.

Pot ID: AP/939
Dimensions: 120mm highest to top of lid finial.
Net Weight (grams): 542

Condition Report:

Small piece of lid rim has been broken off and repaired (glued). On the inside are two glazed-over shrinkage cracks which do not penetrate to the outside (in manufacture).



Weight 1000 g