An antique, round bodied, old English shape bone china, dolphin handled, teapot from the early 19th Century dating from circa 1830. This hand painted teapot has a fuschia and rose flower pattern painted in a puce or purple enamel in a naive style. There are enamelled flowers painted around the body and lid. The lid as a distinctive open flower finial with an indented cross. There is a stylised dolphin shaped handle.
The bone china body has no makers mark, but the shape is recorded as being produced around 1830, probably by Hilditch and sons of Church Street, Lane End, Longton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire potteries in England. It has a fifteen hole triangular strainer. See Plate 1611 page 269 of a Directory of British Teapots by Michael Berthoud and Richard Maskell.
This teapot stands approximately 6 inches high and is approximately 7 inches diameter and the teapot is 11 inches from spout to handle. It weighs 810 g unpacked.
Item condition: Good antique condition.The body has some bone china discolouration, a crack to the base and very small minor chips on the internal flange of the lid and base. Please see the photographs.
This is a great item to add to any collection of teapots, antique English early 19th century, late Georgian - William IV porcelain. Please take a look at my other antique ceramics listed for sale this week.