1883 Mrs. Greenwood's Victorian Bargeware Sprigged Stoneware Teapot
A wonderful old chunky and heavy English pottery stoneware presentation teapot adorned with pottery sprigged flowers and ornamentation. It is boldly ID'd in with the name "Mrs. Greenwood, 1883."
This piece was most likely made in honour of Mrs. Greenwood's 1883 marriage. We were told these named English teapots were often made for special occasions in the Staffordshire, Derbyshire, England area. It is unmarked.
The brown glazed Measham "Bargeware" teapots with family names, were sold in Measham as presentation pieces for births, anniversaries and especially marriages. They were very popular with bargee or bargeman's wives, thus the name. Measham is in Leicestershire close to the borders of Derbyshire, the Staffordshire pottery district and Warwickshire.
Condition: This 140 year old teapot displays just beautifully, but these old stoneware pots have firing, glazing and discolouration marks in the manufature. This one has a repaired crack as seen on lid, see photos and chips around the rim of the pot, as well as the spout. We could have touched it up a bit with a brown color, and it would not be seen at all, but thought we'd let you do that. It is very quaint and displays beautifully in a folky old kitchen, as we had it in ours.
It was found in Richmond, London, England. A great old piece with much character, and also a great piece of Greenwood genealogy.
Size: 7.75 inches height x body 9 inches wide, 9 inches wide with handle and spout.
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