A lovely baluster shaped, floral painted creamware coffee pot c.1770. Beautifully decorated with a floral pattern, executed in brick-red and black, with double entwined handles, and Leeds-style acanthus terminals. This is not, however, a Leeds piece, we believe, as the terminii do not match any terminals in the Leeds pattern books, or the illustrations in Donald Towner's "Creamware". Attribution of these pots is notoriously difficult, but the terminals do suggest a Yorkshire rather than Melbourne or Staffordshire origin.
The cover has had professional restoration to a break, or breaks. The spout tip has had restoration and there are hairlines running down either side of the spout. There are hairlines and a repaired crack/break to the rim. We believe the price for this rare piece reflects the damage.
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We aim to ensure that our descriptions are absolutely accurate. Nevertheless, antique porcelain is never perfect. We use high definition photography with the aim of making the condition of any item extremely clear. Defects which are obvious in the photography we use are deemed to have been declared, even if we do not specifically refer to them in the description.
Restoration is sometimes extremely difficult to detect. We use UV light and transmitted light to check whether restoration has occurred. Sometimes, even those methodologies do not reveal restoration. If you are able, notwithstanding the definition, to show that restoration of a significant nature has occurred, we would obviously allow cancellation of the sale in such circumstances.