Fine Porcelain and Pottery - 20 Feb 2018


An important American porcelain teapot

£10,000 - £20,000

An important and previously unrecorded teapot attributed to John Bartlam (Cain Hoy, South Carolina), c.1765-70, printed in underglaze blue, one side with two cranes beneath a tall palm tree beside figures in a sampan and a solitary figure in another boat, the reverse with a version of the Man on the Bridge pattern, the eponymous structure linking small islands in a Chinese pagoda landscape, the cover lacking, the handle broken off and restuck, 9cm (3 1/2 inches) high, 17.5cm (5 inches) across.

Please note: private viewing of this lot is available from now in either Salisbury or London by prior arrangement.

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