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Worcester Teapot and Cover with Flower Finial, Decorated in Underglaze Blue with Formal Flowers, Honey Gold Leaves and Stems, Gold Dentil Rims, c1785

A very fine and delightful Worcester teapot and cover dating from c1785. This delightful teapot is decorated with sprays of formal flowers in blue and gold. The cover of the teapot is capped with a beautiful moulded flower finial.

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The body of this stunning teapot is of a globular shape of smooth fine soft paste porcelain.


The main body of the teapot is beautifully decorated with sprays of formal flowers of underglaze blue flowers, their stems and leaves finely drawn in rich honey gold. The fineness of the gilding is exquisite.


Each side of the teapot is decorated with a main large central bouquet, formally surrounded by four lesser bouquets. The top and bottom rims of the globular body are decorated around them with a gilt dentil band.


The teapot has an elegant domed cover surmounted with a delicate moulded flower finial with applied stem and two leaves attaching it to the cover.


This delightful flower finial is delicately picked out with honey coloured gilt decoration. As with the teapot body, the cover has delightful bouquets of blue and gilt flowers. The rim of the cover has a rich gilt dentil decoration.


The elegantly proportioned spout has gilt decoration to the top and front edges and also to the tip, which has dentil pattern around it.


The moulded open loop handle has gilt decoration to the back edge and to the top and bottom where it joins the body of the teapot.


There is a high raised rim collar to the teapot and the teapot sits on a raised foot rim. The are no manufacturers marks on the base of the teapot, just an impressed circle in the centre of the underside.


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There are no manufacturer's marks on the base of the teapot, just an impressed circle in the centre of the underside. However, this is a Worcester teapot and cover from the famous Worcester factory and dates from c1785.


The condition of the stunning Worcester teapot is excellent, there are no chips, cracks or restoration. The decoration is in very good order and generally shows extremely little sign of any wear to the gilding. The only very minor imperfections are listed below:


The leaves of the flower finial have some very fine firing cracks, as can be seen in the above pictures. These are cracks that occurred during the firing process at the time of manufacture and are not subsequent damage.

The delicate flower finial does have a few nibbles to the tips of the leaves, as is the usual case. Otherwise it is in great shape.

The only really noticeable wear to the gilding on the teapot and cover is to the applied gild decoration to the back edge of the handle, as can be seen in the picture above.

Apart from the very minor imperfections noted, this is a most stunning early Worcester teapot dating from c1785 that would make a very fine addition to any collector of Worcester porcelain or Eighteenth Century tea wares.

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