A tall straight sided earthenware coffee pot with a two-tone treacleware glaze (a.k.a. Rockingham type). Each side has three large pale glaze spots offset against the dark brown glaze. The handle has a flute along each edge and no terminals. The spout has a small band of moulding across spout hood, but is otherwise plain. Turned foot with turned recessed base. Rim is flared to accommodate the ‘tent’ shape lid and has a spur by the handle to hold lid in place when pouring. The lid has a large round steam hole piercing and a turned domed button shape finial. The spout has a simple hand-pierced nine hole strainer. There are three trivit point scars on base.
This coffee pot shape appears to be based on C18th metal shapes. It is a very rare form and is the only example I’ve ever encountered in treacleware.
Pot ID: AP/762
Dimensions: 252mm highest to top of finial.
Net Weight (grams): 1544
Several minor chips around spout lip. Large chip on foot ring below spout plus two small chips on foot. Chips on rim spur. Minor galze flakes on inner rim plus chip on outer rim. A 2″ section of rim broken off in two pieces and glued back. A crack in the base extends over the foot then forks up to below spout in one direction and approx 2″ along foot in other direction. Lid has small section of outer rim missing and small chip on inner rim.