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Antique Chinoiserie Creamware Pottery Teapot & Cover
Melbourne, Derbyshire
Circa 1765.

A drum-shaped body with beaded edges interlaced handle and leaf-molded spout and painted with polychrome enamels with a large Chinese figure to each side. The cover domed with a flower finial.

Dimensions: 5 1/2 inches high x 7 3/4 long x 4 3/4 deep

Reference: Creamware, Donald Towner, Page 116, #55 for a teapot with identical form and extremely similar decoration. On page 110, Towner discusses the form of the spout and the finial as being characteristic of Melboune production. Further, he suggests that the type of Chinoiserie decoration found on this piece were "almost certainly by the same enameller that painted Cockpit Hill earthenware and Derby porcelain."