Miles Mason Porcelain London Shape Teapot Blue and White pattern 47 circa 1810
A Miles Mason porcelain, antique, highly collectable, decorative, early 19th Century bone china "London" shape tea pot dating from circa 1810. This transfer printed and gilded teapot has an underglaze blue and white Chinoiserie design embellished with gilding over the glaze .
The base for the teapot is marked with the faux Chinese stamp or seal mark attributed to Miles Mason ( c 1792 to 1816) of Minerva Works, Lane Delph, Staffordshire, England. See mark 2545 page 419 of Godden's Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks. This transferware design is pattern number 47 as illustrated on plate 9 of Mason Porcelain and Ironstone 1796-1853 by Reginald Haggar and Elizabeth Adams. The pattern is generally known as Broseley Reversed, however Geoffrey Godden called it "Pagoda".
An identical shaped teapot, with a different pattern, is illustrated in plate 1109, on page 185 of "A Directory of British Teapots" by Michael Berthoud and Richard Maskell.
The lid has a distinctive rectangular button shape finial. The seven "7" shape handle has distinctive scroll end terminals with the upper kick and an internal spur near the base. The teapot has a flat twelve hole heart shaped strainer.
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Item condition: Very good antique condition.The spout tip has been broken and restored. There is very minor wear to the gilding, internal glaze crazing and body staining. The base has a small star crack. Please see the images. Displays very well.
Height 5.625 inches ( 14.4 cm)
Width 5.5 inches (14 cm)
Overall Length 10.5 inches (26.7 cm)
Weight 736 grammes unpacked