VERY RARE 1800s AGATEWARE PRESENTATION TEA POT AGATE MOCHAWARE YELLOW WARE MINT
Here we have an attractive and extremely rare agateware presentation teapot. This is the only example that has ever found and is known to exist like this. The technique of making agateware involves mixing clays of different colors which produces a banded effect. In this case, yellow ware and red ware clay was used along with white tobacco pipe clay.
The result is stunning when the clay is fired and glazed. This teapot would have been difficult to mold and fire, and was crafted by a master potter of great skill. The teapot is decorated with molded beaded bands around the side of the body, around the rim and on the lid.The potter added a tab to the inside of the rim to keep the lid in place while pouring. The arched handle has a thumb grip and feels comfortable to hold.
The lid has an acorn finial and a vent hole. The top of the teapot has a dedication impressed in white clay reading APRESENT TO MRSGILBERT FROMHERSISTER. The teapot has an equally attractive stand with a beaded rim and hole in the center for ease in picking up.The teapot measures 8 ½ in height to the top of the handle by 9 across in width, and the stand measures 8 in width. This has been well cared for and is in remarkably original mint condition with no damage or repairs. Nothing like this appears in any of the books on collecting yellow ware or other pottery forms. The item "VERY RARE 1800s AGATEWARE PRESENTATION TEA POT AGATE MOCHAWARE YELLOW WARE MINT" is in sale since Monday, December 26, 2016. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Stoneware". fever" and is located in Sterling, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.