Antique Agateware or Graniteware Mottled Gray Miniature Teapot Gooseneck Spout Hinged Domed Lid with Wooden Finial
Description: A beautiful and great looking small or miniature antique agateware or graniteware teapot. This elegantly shaped primitive pot has a round flat base with inwards rising sides having a shaped three parallel ridges above the base and ending is a rolled rim. The pot has a domed hinged lid with a knob shaped wood finial. The pot has a nice gray colored enamel with darker mottling throughout the exterior and interior. The lid is not enameled but appears to be original to the piece. The pot has an applied handle and a gooseneck spout equipped with a strainer. The lid's hinge is at the top of the handle. This beautiful American agateware miniature teapot has a beautiful design, color, and shape. The bottom of the pot is also enameled in the same coloring as the entire exterior of the pot. However, the lid appears to have never been enameled. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely mid to late 1800's.
Origin: Was acquired at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The teapot measure ~3 1/2" diameter at the base, it is ~4 7/8" high to the top of the finial, and is ~6" at its widest including the spout and handle. The piece weighs a almost 6 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice piece of Americana that would display nicely in any country collection.
Condition: The pot is in very good condition and looks good to display. It does have a couple of spots were the enameling is lost especially at the bottom of the handle and at the spot where the spout meets the side of the pot. The lid was never enameled and is original to the piece. The finial is firmly in place as is the hinge for the lid. The inside also has some enamel losses and signs of rust along the bottom edge where the bottom meets the sides. A great piece that would display nicely in your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.