A waisted and ogee fluted, or spiral shanked, or wrythen hybrid hard paste porcelain sucrier or sugar box gilded with simple bands and dots on the handles in pattern number 33. The lid has a distinctive long flat silver shaped "ivory" style knob or finial with pronounced nipple to the top. The handles are also very distinctive shell scrolls. The sucrier has 28 spiral flutes on the body and lid, as well as 28 straight flutes to the knob.
This sucrier only has a pattern number and is unmarked but, it was most probably produced by A & E Keeling, previously the known as the unidentified factory X,. Anthony and Enoch Keeling ran the Pheonix works in Tunstall Staffordshire, England from 1781 until 1810. Anthony had been an original partner in the Hollins, Warburton and Co (New Hall porcelain) works but he and John Turner withdrew after a dispute.
A very similar shaped teapot, with a different pattern, is illustrated on plate 117, number 374, page 228 of British Teapots and Tea Drinking by Robin Emmerson. Also a teapot in the same shape on plate 571, on page 96 of "A Directory of British Teapots" by Michael Berthoud and Richard Maskell.
This sucrier with lid is approximately 5 1/2 inches 140 mm high, 5 5/8 inches (144 mm) long and is 3 3/4 inches 95 mm wide. It has a combined weight of 338 grammes unpacked.
Item condition: Excellent antique condition. The lid has a tiny chip to the internal rim, unseen when the lid is in place, no other chips cracks nor restoration. Some minor wear to the gilding on the rim of the knob. Please see the images.
This is a great item to add to any collection of sugar boxes or sucriers, antique English late 18th century to early 19th century, Georgian or A&E Keeling factory X porcelain.
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