A very rare early Lowestoft porcelain teapot and cover, decorated in a Mandarin pattern c1768-70.
It measures 20.3cm in diameter including the spout and handle, and 14cm tall including the flower finial.
Tiny chip to flower finial. No other damage or restoration.
Ex Barbara Leake collection.
Illustrated by Geoffrey Godden (1985), pl 18, p 27. Exhibited by Albert Amor, 18th Century English Chinoiserie Porcelain Exhibition 1990, catalogue number 68; the 18th Century English Porcelain loan exhibition, Dreweatt Neate 1996, catalogue no. 47, and in the International Ceramics Fair and Seminar, 1999 Loan Exhibition. The low domed cover and flower finial are features of the earliest of the Lowestoft teapots which bear this distinctive curved spout