England, probably Staffordshire
6-5/8 in x 10-3/8 in x 5-1/4 in
Glazed white earthenware
Historic Odessa Foundation, anonymous gift
The anonymous donor purchased the teapot and related objects from Heather Higgins Antiques, Winnetka, Illinois.
Pink lusterware was among the most popular Staffordshire ceramics made for local consumption and export. The object form, slip-cast in a mold, was brightly painted, in this instance in shades of pink achieved by firing a metallic oxide glaze of gold. In addition to striping, this teapot has a prominent stylized vine around the shoulder, and cast gadrooning in the foot and finial has been picked out. The scenes on the body sides and lid are quickly executed evocative landscapes with vague sources in Chinese decoration. Other objects—some from the same service and others from similar services—a creamer, sugar, slop bowl, and cups and saucers with and without handles.