A Grainger Lee and Co. Worcester porcelain, antique, highly collectable and interesting early 19th Century bone china tea pot and stand dating from circa 1825. This hand painted teapot and stand has an underglaze cobalt blue design complemented with enamel over the glaze with green, red-orange, pink, yellow, cobalt blue, and gold. The teapot and stand each have extensive gilded decoration. The lid for the teapot is marked on the inside with the pattern number 1509.
An identical shaped teapot, with a different pattern, is illustrated in plate 1519, on page 254 of "A Directory of British Teapots" by Michael Berthoud and Richard Maskell. Identified as Grainger Worcester c 1825.
The following is the description of the pattern according to an early Grainger Pattern Book: "Barbed wire border and scrolls, Japan flowers emerging from a cornucopia by a fence". This information is from the Sandons' book, "Grainger's Worcester Porcelain", page 224.
The lid has a distinctive stylised flower finial. The handle has distinctive scroll end terminals with the upper one having an embossed floral decoration either side. The teapot has a domed fifteen hole strainer.
The bone china body has no makers mark, but the shape is recorded as being produced around 1825, by Grainger, Lee and Co of New China Works, Worcester, Worcestershire, England.
This teapot is approximately 172mm high on the stand, 290mm long from spout to handle and is 170mm diameter. It has a combined weight of 1149 g unpacked.
Item condition: Excellent antique condition.The body has some minor fritting particulary to the to the rim on the right hand side. a tiny chip to the footrim of the teapot very minor wear to the gilding. No cracks nor restoration. Please see the images.
This is a great item to add to any collection of teapots, antique English early 19th century, late Georgian porcelain. Please take a look at my other antique ceramics listed for sale this week.