Large teapot with two spouts, dated 1905, possibly Jackfield Pottery
Large teapot with two spouts, dated 1905, possibly Jackfield Pottery
Large teapot with two spouts, dated 1905, possibly Jackfield Pottery

Large Double Spout Tea Pot

 

 

I love this wacky thing!  I'm not surprised it has seen little use, as filled with tea would be a very difficult if not dangerous thing to use.

 

I don't know who William Barker was but he either had a good sense of humour or loved his tea.

 

A large piece and in great condition with little rubbing to the gilding. 

 

There is no makers mark, but is probably Jackfield pottery.  

This was Staffordshire earthenware of a red clay body with a lustrous black glaze which resembled Japanese lacquer.  This was either oil-gilded, as in this case, or decorated with white sprigged trailing vines.  This type of ware is named after the Shropshire town of Jackfield, but was not made there.

 

Inscribed:  William Barker, Wolverhampton, June 1905.

 

Height:    7.5"   19cm            

Width overall:  11"   28cm

 

£210

 

Ref:  526

 

Large teapot with two spouts, dated 1905, possibly Jackfield Pottery
Large teapot with two spouts, dated 1905, possibly Jackfield Pottery