Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

A very elegant and well moulded circular spiral shanked Teapot decorated with blue and gilt decoration including the 'Bluebell' flower motif. This charming Teapot was made at the famous Worcester factory c1795. It is marked on the base with the open blue crescent mark of the Worcester factory.

Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

This very fine quality Teapot is moulded with 'shanked' (or spiral) lines which was the latest design in fashion at the later period of the eighteenth century. These moulded lines are very finely potted and create a most decorative effect.

Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

A rich underglaze Cobalt blue border runs around the shoulder of the Teapot's body, This is decorated with gilt leaves and dots.

Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

Evenly spaced around the body of the Teapot are three blue and gilt 'Bluebell' flowers.

Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

The elegant spout of the teapot is faceted moulded up its length and the base of the spout is embellished with gilded diminishing crescents. The base and tip of the spout are also gilded.

Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

The open loop handle of the Teapot has an inward spur towards the base and the back of the handle is decorated with gilt foliage.

Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

The Teapot has a raised rim. Inside there are pierced straining holes at the base of the spout.

Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

The base of the teapot is marked with the under glaze blue open Crescent mark of the famous Worcester factory.

Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

The circular cover of the Teapot is shanked in the same way as the body of the Teapot. It is also decorated with the same rich underglaze Cobalt blue border runs around the shoulder of the Teapot's body, This is decorated with gilt leaves and dots.

Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

The cover also has three same three blue and gilded bluebell flowers spaced evenly around it.

Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795  Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

There is a beautifully moulded circular finial which is embellished with gilded decoration. Around the knop on the cover is a circle of blue ovals joined with gilded stylised foliate links.

Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

This is a fantastic Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

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Size and Weight:

  • 8½" (220mm) in length from the tip of the pouring spout to back edge of the handle.
  • 5" (130mm) maximum body width.
  • 5¼" (135mm) in height to the top of the handle.
  • 1lb 5¼oz (619gms) in weight.
  • (values are approximate)

Marks:

Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

The base of the teapot is marked with the under glaze blue open Crescent mark of the famous Worcester factory, c1795.

Condition:

This really beautiful Eighteenth century Worcester Teapot and cover are in really good condition with only a few manufacturing flaws. Firstly, there is a short firing crack on the inside of the spouts tip, as seen in the three pictures below. This flaw is not visible on the outside of the spout's tip as shown in the fourth picture below.

Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

The only other minor flaw are some tiny chips to the base rim. These are from the time of manufacture as they are glazed over and minor. There is only just very slight wear to the gilding to the tip of the finial, the rest of the gilt decoration is in very good condition.

Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795 Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt 
Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

This is an excellent 'Flight & Barr' Worcester Teapot, c1795.

Description
Description Teapot
Year of Manufacture c1795
Pattern Bluebell pattern
Condition (See main description for full details and pictures) This really beautiful Eighteenth century Worcester Teapot and cover are in really good condition with only a few manufacturing flaws. Firstly, there is a short firing crack on the inside of the spouts tip, as seen in pictures in the main description. This flaw is not visible on the outside of the spout's tip. The only other minor flaw are some tiny chips to the base rim. These are from the time of manufacture as they are glazed over and minor. There is only just very slight wear to the gilding to the tip of the finial, the rest of the gilt decoration is in very good condition.

Worcester Circular Shanked Teapot, Blue and Gilt Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

  • Brand: Worcester
  • Product Code: p1326
  • Availability: Sold
  • £195.00


Tags: Worcester, Circular, Shanked, Teapot, Blue and Gilt, Bluebell pattern