Measham Barge Ware Large Treacle Glazed Teapot
A delightful large Measham Barge Ware treacle glazed pear-shaped teapot with birds and flowers in embossed relief. Plaque reads 'E Hague A Present from her Brother George'. In overall good condition for this type of item; the finial has been broken and repaired and there is a chip to the lid rim (not visible when on). Tiny chip to handle, which also appears to have been repaired. Small chips to decoration around pot rim.
Selling from my collection as I have no room for this one anymore since moving :(
Working boatmen bringing narrowboats past Measham on the Ashby Canal in the East Midlands would order a specially-made teapot and collect it on their next run up the canal. They were often given as wedding presents and handed down through generations.
Approx measurements: 39cm from handle to spout, 24cm wide and 37cm high.
Price includes postage and insurance.