- Object Name: teapot
- Accession Number: 1415.1
- Description: oblong teapot with fluting vertically from base, angular rim, angled handle; cream glaze decorated with red, orange, yellow flowers and green leaves
This teapot may have been made in Prestonpans at Gordon's Pottery. However, there is no maker's mark and, although unusual in itself, the piece is of a style originating in Staffordshire and common in the early nineteenth century. It was made when affordable factory made ceramics were an increasing feature of everyday domestic life.
This is a ceramic creamware teapot. The body is oblong and moulded with fluting vertically from the base, an angular rim. The handle curves up to a right angle and the tapering spout is curved. The body is decorated with a polychrome, floral design.
Several potteries flourished in Prestonpans and its immediate neighbourhood in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The potteries produced domestic tableware and many other articles but by the 20th century the last survivor, Belfields, was perhaps best known for their characteristic teapots.
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