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About 6 1/2" to top of finial ~ about 9" from spout to handle
This globular or bulbous shape teapot is larger than the usual early English teapots but not quite as large as a punch or water pot either; it is about 6" across the middle and about 5 1/2" to the top of the shoulder.
The enamels and painting are in excellent bright condition and the pot itself has clean white pottery, there is only the most minimum of flaking to the enamels.
Displays beautifully; the spout is chipped around the bottom half; the top half of the spout, including the painted brown flower are intact, this would be an easy fix for a restorer.
The lid which I believe is the original as it is a perfect fit and match, is a bit greyer pottery; I mention it only for accuracy, it looks fine sitting in place. There is no restoration or any touch ups, the finial has never been off, there are not even any tiny chips on the lid. It was kept beautifully for almost 200 years but someone nicked the spout once. Still looks wonderful.
below you can see the smallest firing line under the handle at top; the handle is in excellent shape and it poses no threat .
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On Mar-13-13 at 16:16:06 PDT, seller added the following information:
*** Addendum ***
It has been pointed out to me that the lid may be a sugar bowl lid with a hole drilled into it which explains the flaking at the hole on the under side. I've looked at the hole on top with a loop and show a closeup below, I think he may be right.
However, the lid is a perfect fit stylistically and phsyically... and sitting in position on display, even the slight difference of color is not that noticeable.
Please examine this close up and make your own mind up if this makes a difference to you.
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Fine Staffordshire Pearlware ~ Single Rose ~ Gaudy Dutch Teapot & Lid C1820: $374