Bachelor Teapot Transferware Black Ground Floral Sprays Livonia Antique c 1850
An antique Davenport type matt black ground transfer printed, hand coloured pottery teapot.
This one-cup or bachelor size teapot has a pleasing globular shape and dates from circa 1850. It has a printed mark on the base Livonia as well as a printed quatrefoil mark, an impressed W, a decorator's number 3 and pattern number 7412.
It has a very decorative, Chinese or chinoiserie influenced design with transfer printed flowers and leaves brightly hand coloured in polychrome enamels in shades of pink, blue, purple and yellow. This pattern is similar in style to that of the Davenport "Chrysanthemum Floral Spray" but this one here is less restrained.
The name Livonia is the historical region on the eastern Baltic sea, now present day Latvia. The Transfer Ware Collectors club database has one pattern named Livonia by Brown Westhead and Moore but it is not this one.
The teapot is in very good antique condition with just a little glaze rubbing. There is a fleabite chip to the inner rim and a little crazing and discolouration to the underside of the lid. Please see the images.
Overall Height 4 inches (10 cm)
Diameter 4 inches (10 cm)
Length 6 1/4 inches (16 cm)
Weight 229 grammes.