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Creamware teapot, pearlware glaze, blue slip with rouletting, ‘mochaware’. Marked “NEALE & Co.”. c.1784-1795. AP/1200.

£355.00

A very rare creamware teapot with a blue slip ground and black and white inlaid rouletting. The creamware body has a clear pearlware glaze. The base has an impressed maker’s mark “NEALE &Co.”. This teapot is one of only 3 known examples.
The foot is engine turned with flutes. Has double crossed handle with four applied flower and leaf terminals. The spout has acanthus leaf moulding around lower half. c.1784-1795. AP/1200.

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A very rare creamware teapot with a blue slip ground and black and white inlaid rouletting. The creamware body has a clear pearlware glaze, which makes classification ambiguous. The base has an impressed maker’s mark “NEALE &Co.”. This teapot is one of only 3 known examples of this type of industrial slipware which are similarly marked, though each is slightly different (e.g. the one illustrated in J. Rickards mochaware book lacks handle terminals), and all three examples lack a lid.
Marked banded ware or mocha ware of any kind is extremely rare and only a handful of examples are known.
The foot is engine turned with flutes. Has double crossed handle with four applied flower and leaf terminals. The spout has acanthus leaf moulding around lower half. Shallow turned recessed base. Simple hand-pierced nine hole strainer in lozenge formation.

Neale & Co potted at the Church Works, Hanley, Staffordshire, England, c.1778-1795 (according to Godden) or c.1778-1786 (according to Rickard). They subsequently became R. Wilson.

Final group image is for comparison only. The other items are listed separately.

Pot ID: AP/1200
Dimensions: 99 mm high to rim.
Net Weight (grams): 348
Datec.1784-1795.

Condition Report:
The spout lower lip is chipped off. There is a very short hairline across one of the handles where it joins the upper body. A long thin chip along outer edge of handle (reverse side). The lid is missing. A micro chip on inside rim. Two small chips on edge of foot/base. A tiny chip on one handle terminal.

Weight 1005 g