Antique Georgian

18th century Staffordshire red stoneware coffee pot with mould-applied decoration including a Tudor Rose - silver spout collar - antique circa 1765

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right back side view
Handle back view
left back side view
close up of the Tudor rose moulds
Close up of the lid
Spout collar
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top down no lid
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Antique Georgian

18th century Staffordshire red stoneware coffee pot with mould-applied decoration including a Tudor Rose - silver spout collar - antique circa 1765

A mid 18th century Staffordshire red stoneware coffee pot with mould-applied decoration.  It dates to circa 1765 - 1770 during the early years of the reign of George III. The coffee pot is of a footed elongated pear shape with a straight conical spout and ribbed ear shaped handle.  Some collectors may refer to this type of body material as redware.  The high domed shaped lid has a conical shaped ball knop is a vintage cold coloured stoneware, well fitting, replacement. The body has been decorated with a number of different mould applied decorations. (ref .1).

Mould applied decoration differs from sprigging, where clay is pressed into plaster of Paris moulds and when sufficiently dried the sprigs are removed and applied to the body with clay slip. In mould applied decoration the clay is pressed into metal moulds (usually brass) these moulds are then lightly pressed onto the body which has had a little clay slip applied. When removed the edges of the moulds leave a small mark around the relief decoration. (Ref 2.)

The mould applied decoration consists of:
A central Tudor rose, Union rose or English rose with rococo floral scrolls emanating from it at the widest part of the body. There are two leafy scrolls at the top. The moulds types are the same on each side of the pot. A  very similar Tudor rose mould is on a coffee pot in the British Museum.(Ref. 3)

The maker is currently unknown as this type of ware was made by a number of potters who operated around what is now Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. The names of Myatt, Wedgwood, Greatbatch and others made this type of stoneware which was made to emulate the Chinese Yixing stoneware and the Red "porcelain" of Johann Friedrich Böttger of Meissen and the earlier red stone ware of the Elers brothers from the late 17th century.

The coffee pot is in relatively good antique condition for its age and use.  There is an old collection label on the base. The end of the spout has been chipped and fitted with a silver coloured metal sleeve. The coffee pot has been put down heavily in the distant past and has a chip and crack to the base and right side that has been repaired. A couple of fleabites to the rim. The lid is a twentieth century buff stoneware replacement that has been cold painted to blend with the body. No other chips cracks nor restoration. The price takes the condition into consideration.

This antique Georgian dry bodied redware coffee pot is a beautiful example eminently suitable as a decorator's piece or to add to a collection of 18th century pottery or stoneware.

Overall height approximately 9 7/8 inches ( 25 cm)
Body height approximately 7 inches ( 17.8 cm)
Length 8 1/4 inches ( 21 cm)
Body diameter 4 5/8 inches ( 11.6 cm)
Weight 628 grammes unpacked
Maximum capacity 1 3/4 pints.

1. Victoria and Albert Museum - CIRC.757&A-1923
Teapot Made in Staffordshire, about 1760-65 Red stoneware with mould-applied decoration.

2. English Ceramic Circle Vol 14 no. 2 (1991) - A group of Staffordshire red stonewares by D. Barker.

3. British Museum collection G-7  - see -

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