ENGLISH TRANSFER-PRINTED CERAMIC TEAPOTS, LOT OF THREE, comprising one large teapot having red floral design, marked on base in black "MALING / ESTD. 1762 / NEWCASTLE ON TYNE / MADE IN ENGLAND"; one teapot with red chinoiserie designs, marked "SADLER / MADE IN ENGLAND"; and one teapot with blue floral and bird design, and a tightly braided rope handle made to replace broken handle, impressed "ADAMS / TUNSTALL" and printed "This Pattern was introduced by William Adams in 1780 being a copy of a Chinese pattern & one of the first of its style produced in English pottery." 19th century. 5 7/8" to 10" H.
Provenance: Property of The Strong, Rochester, NY, sold to benefit the museum's collections fund.
Large teapot undamaged, Sadler teapot having two hairline cracks on rim and assorted surface cracks on interior and exterior of base, and flake to spout and outer rim of blue teapot with broken handle, expected glaze crazing.