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Leeds creamware coffee pot, possibly Melbourne, circa 1770, of baluster form with long curved moulded twist spout and elegant rope-twist handle with floral palmette terminals, the rim and foot decorated with narrow beaded bands, the domed lid surmounted by a moulded rose-spray finial.
Height without lid: 15.5cm. (6 1/8in.); height with lid: 20cm. (7 7/8in.)
Restoration to lid grip and spout
Creamware is a type of earthenware pottery developed in Staffordshire in the mid-18th century by potters who were looking to create a ceramic more refined and lightweight than saltglazed wares yet more durable and inexpensive than soft-paste porcelain. The refined body and characteristic pale cream colour is the result of combining white clay with calcined flint before firing at around 800 degrees and applying a lead-based glaze. By the 1760s Leeds had emerged as a leading centre for the production of creamware and as the main competitor to Thomas Wedgwood in Staffordshire.
Purchased from David B. Newbon, 56/57 Beauchamp Place London on June 15 1978
Collection of the Countess ABN 200
Reference: English cream-coloured earthenware, Donald C. Towner, Faber & Faber; fig.28-29 p.65-71 (1957)
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