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Maker(s):Chetham & Woolley (attributed)
Date Made:1800-1820
Type:Food Service
Materials:ceramic: felspathic stoneware, smear glaze, overglaze cobalt blue enamel; base metal: steel
Place Made:United Kingdom; England; Yorkshire or Staffordshire
Measurements:overall: 6 1/8 x 8 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.
Accession Number:  HD 1382.02
Credit Line:Gift of John B. Morris, Jr.
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

English Castleford-type white felspathic stoneware, oval teapot with a hinged cover, and molded and applied relief decoration and blue trim, made for the American market with its eagle decoration. The Castleford Pottery was run by David Dunderdale & Co., operating from 1790 to 1821 in Castleford, about 15 miles from Leeds in Yorkshire; the pottery produced a range of wares in creamware, black basalt, and white feldspathic stoneware. Although many factories, such as the Sowter and Company pottery (1800-late 1820s) of Mexborough, Yorkshire, and the Chetham and Woolley site (c.1795-c.1820) and Davenport Pottery (1794-1887) in Staffordshire, made similar feldspathic stoneware wares, the term 'Castleford' is now used generically to described a wide range of feldspathic stoneware, silver-shaped tea wares, jugs, and similar objects that are slip-cast with relief-molded decoration. The domed cover, which is held to the body with a steel pin, has a flattened flower finial topped in blue over a row of acanthus leaves. The pot has a shaped and scalloped rim outlined in blue; over the sloped shoulder with a row of inverted floral sprigs; over a blue band over four panels separated by classical-style columns, all outlined in blue, with applied sprig molding on the two side panels - one with a sunburst and thirteen stars over an eagle with a banner in its peak with "E. PLURIBUS UNUM" and a sheaf of arrows in its right talon and olive branch in its left based on the eagle on the American seal issued in 1782, except that the arrows and olive branch are reversed, and the reverse with a young girl holding flowers; over a wavy blue band and row of floral sprigs and a blue band around the flat shaped base. The C-scroll handle, which is connected to the top of the shoulder and at the wavy blue band, is outlined in blue. The curved spout, which extends from the mid-point of the body, has a blue-outlined rim and molded acanthus leaf around the base.

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