Wedgwood White Stoneware Teapot Wheat Sheaf Basket weave Antique c 1825
A late Georgian Wedgwood white salt glazed stoneware low round shaped teapot with an engine turned basket weave pattern and a wheat sheaf as the finial on the lid. Some collectors refer to this as the Harvest pattern. The spout is moulded with anthemion leaves and scrolls as is the plain looped handle. The round flat lid has also been engine turned and has sheaf of wheat finial. There is a round domed fifteen hole strainer.
This nice quality antique decorative small size tea pot has an impressed mark: WEDGWOOD, and was produced in the early 19th century around 1825 by Josiah Wedgwood and sons of Etruria, Staffordshire, England.
The teapot is in fair antique condition, with two museum type repairs, to the tip of the spout and to the rim of the body and a short crack from the rim at the front in line with the spout. Please see the images.
An interesting and classically decorative item to add to any collection of teapots, stoneware or Wedgwood.
A similarly shaped teapot is illustrated in plate 1476, on page 246 of "A Directory of British Teapots" by Michael Berthoud and Richard Maskell.
Overall Height 3 inches ( 7.6 cm)
Diameter 4 3/8 inches ( 11.1 cm)
Length 6 1/4 inches ( 15.9 cm)
Weight 217 grammes unpacked