Teapot

English (Worcester)
about 1872
Made at Worcester Royal Porcelain Company, Ltd. (England)


Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 20.2 x 17cm (7 7/8 x 7 15/16 x 6 11/16in.)

Accession Number

1991.755a-b

Medium or Technique

Lead-glazed soft-paste porcelain, known as Parian ware

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Lead-glazed Parian ware. Marks on the underneath: Registration mark for January 18, 1872, impressed Royal Worcester mark. Square body, faceted at spout. Spout terminating in lizard head; lizard body forming the handle. Lid and feet of squared triangle form. The sides with applied decoration of cranes and blossoms, the shoulder with applied geometric motifs.

Provenance

Michael Whiteway, London, England; September, 1991, sold through the Fine Art Society to J.H.J. Lewis; 1991, gift of J.H.J. Lewis to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 18, 1991)

Credit Line

Gift of J.H.J. Lewis