Sale IT209 Lot 2010
STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE VARIEGATED-PEBBLE SURFACE
AGATE TEAPOT AND COVER circa 1780-1790, attributed to the Ralph Wood Family, of oval cylindrical form with straight spout and grooved strap handle, the slightly domed cover with spaniel finial, overlaid with a thin layer of shredded agate in shades of blue, brown, ochre, black and cream clays, h: 3 1/2 x w: 7 1/2 in.
Provenance: Jonathan Rickard Collection.
Jeffrey Milkins Collection, no. 117.
Rickard references both an RA WOOD, Burslem marked example and an auction notice of 1794, listing the contents of Ralph Wedgwood's London warehouse, where this layered mosaic or tessellated surface is possibly referred to as 'Terra Tersia'. For a similarly decorated coffee-pot, see " An English Pottery Heritage, Part Two, The Troy Dawson Chappell Collection of Earthenware & Stoneware 1630-1800", p. 837, no. 375. For a similar teapot with variant spout, see Earl Vandekar of Knightsbridge, inventory no. NY9565-inap. This example formerly with Sotheby's New York, Property from the Collection of the Late Sister Parish, September 29, 1995, Lot 40.
Literature: Jonathan Rickard, "Mocha and Related dipped wares, 1770-1939", p. 30, fig. 41.
Sold for $400.00