Small ‘Whieldon’ type teapot with mottled manganese oxide decoration. c.1765-1775. AP/1234.


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A small creamware teapot with ‘Whieldon’ type tortoishell glaze. The main colouring is mottled purple-brown derived from manganese oxide. Simple turned socle foot. The handle is a distinctive type of extruded fluted coil which has been associated with the Cockpit Hill pottery in Derby.
The spout has leaf type moulding with a simple hand-pierced 6 hole strainer inside. The base is shallow turned and has a clear creamware glaze.

A virtually identical teapot, which is also missing the lid, is shown in “An Anthology of British Teapots” (Miller, 1985, p.17, pl.101) where he states: “c.1770, attributed to Cockpit Hill, Derby, … Miller collection”.

Pot ID: AP/1234
Dimensions: 96.5  mm high to top of rim (99mm highest to top of handle).
Net Weight (grams): 204
Date: c.1765-1770

Condition Report:
Lid is missing. End of spout has been ground down in past (probably to remove chips to continue use). There is a spiral hairline which runs just over half way around lower body above foot. Other signs of age and wear. See photos.

Weight 650 g