An Antique English Creamware Greatbatch Tea Pot and Cover
William Greatbatch transfer decorated and enameled tea pot and cover c1770-80. Enriched with putti and two women, one possibly Minerva, surrounded by instruments of navigation and discovery. The obverse with justice among the clouds; inscribed "Shimajin" the Hebrew word for Heaven; the shoulder with traces of gilding.
Dimensions: 6 1/4"H; 8"W
Restoration: tip of spout; knop and glaze wear on handle.
Provenance: Sharp and Gunson Collections; Jonathan Horne; Barbara Anspach, Owner of the algonquin Hotel in New York.
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Literature: D. Barker, "William Greatbatch: A Staffordshire Potter" London 1991 Page 238; Plate 151