Greystones Fine Interiors
Greystones Fine Interiors is located in Peterborough, United Kingdom
Collection of 24 Measham Bargeware Teapots & Jugs on 19th Century Dresser
This is a joyful set of pottery teapots (20) and jugs (4) displayed on a simply designed but very elegant 19th century pine dresser. Each of the teapots shown, has its own story, each was a gift celebrating a life event and even love for lucky recipients. Whilst naïve they are so cheery and this decorative dresser set will bring joy to its new home wherever that home may be. There are 20 teapots, including a very rare twin spouted pot and 4 jugs of different sizes. The set generally is in very good condition, some teapots do show wear commensurate with age and one is missing a lid. All of the pottery retains its integrity. This set includes the most spectacular immense teapots, some approaching 16" and holding half a gallon of tea! These pots were surmounted by another little teapot in the form of a knob to the lid. The kitchen dresser is a mid 19th century antique constructed using pine and features a rare central bow front, it has an scrubbed finish. At the time of manufacture pine dressers were considered 'poor mans' furniture and nearly always painted. This dresser has 'witness' residue which suggest it was indeed painted before being stripped at some time in the 20th century. The dresser has three drawers and three cupboards, all have antique brass handles. This simply designed English antique pine dresser would work perfectly in a kitchen or pantry. The very robust dresser will be rewaxed before it starts its journey to its new home, so that it arrives in its very best condition. Meashamware teapots were associated with the picturesque 'narrow boats' and date from the last quarter of the 19th Century. Much of this ware was made at Church Gresley in Derbyshire and some pieces are stamped with a makers mark. Barge folk of the period would order special pieces inscribed with the names of friends or relations. Often the pots have homely mottos such as 'love at home' or remember me. The ware is dark brown and covered with shiny 'Rockingham' glaze, except where the impressed flowers and birds in white clay are sprigged on, the these are painted with blue, green and pink. When well lit the colours of the glazed decorations on these pots simply pop out - really wonderfully. Production of this naïve but interesting and cheerful pottery ended in around 1910.
Greystones Fine Interiors has clarified that the Collection of 24 Measham Bargeware Teapots & Jugs on 19th Century Dresser (LA334229) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1875
Generally good condition, some pots show a little wear and tear as would be expected (small chips) but all have integrity and are without repairs.
This piece can be shipped within the UK, Europe or sent to the rest of the World. Packing and shipping will be at cost only and will be quoted before any purchase in finalised.
This Collection of 24 Measham Bargeware Teapots & Jugs on 19th Century Dresser is located in Peterborough, United Kingdom