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Bristol teapot with Meissen mark, c.1775

Saturday, September 9th, 2023

This globular form porcelain teapot has flipped its lid. It was made in Bristol, England in the third quarter of the eighteenth century and stands 4.5 inches high. It is decorated with pink, green, yellow, and orange flowers and has a pseudo-Meissen blue crossed swords mark on the underside.

In addition to its missing lid, the original handle was replaced over 150 years ago with an ear shaped metal replacement with thumb rest. If only the tinker who made the replacement handle fashioned a replacement lid as well, I’d have a double make-do.

This example suggests what the original handle and lid might have looked like on my teapot.

Photo courtesy of LiveAuctioneers