Pearlware coffee pot, underglaze blue painted ‘Chinese house/pagoda’ pattern. c.1780-1795. AP/1406.


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A pearlware coffeepot with underglaze blue painted ‘Chinese house / pagoda’ pattern. Plain strap handle without terminals. The spout base is decorated with moulded acanthus type leaves. Domed lid is pierced and has a spherical finial. Base is shallow turned with two concentric circles. No strainer.

The Northern Ceramics Society Journal, 2001 Vol.18, p.13, + p.35, fig.59 + colour pl.xi, shows several design features which this coffee pot has in common with wares marked ‘IH’, believed to be Joshua Heath, Staffordshire c.1790-1800. There are also similarities with a marked Wedgwood & Co. bowl (Ralph Wedgwood, Burslem, Staffordshire or Ferrybridge, South Yorkshire.

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Pot ID: AP/1406
Dimensions: 257 mm high to top of finial.
Net Weight (grams): 636
Date: c.1780-1795

Condition Report:
Body: Two short hairlines from rim (approx. 3cm and 7cm). A tiny glaze rub on top of rim. Spout lip is missing and crudely restored. Minor staining to the glaze in places.
Lid: The lid has a short hairline from rim approx. 3.5cm. The inner rim has several minor fleabites to the edge. Outer rim has a medium chip (mostly on underside).

Weight 1251 g