Shape Type: Breakfast & Tea Wares

Pattern Type: Commemorative, Heraldic and Historical Events

Date: 1758-1760

Dimensions:

  • Height: 5.50 in (13.97 cm)

Maker: Worcester

Engraver: Robert Hancock

Maker's Mark:

Printed

Engraver's Mark:

Printed

Description:

This teapot is from a Worcester porcelain tea service made for the Marke family of Liskard.  The rococo shield is printed.  The enamel painter then added the crest and arms in red and gold and painted the motto PAR SIT FORTUNA LABORI in black on the ribbon.

This teapot was in the Hanley collection and was sold by Sotheby's in May 2014.  See Colin Hanley NCS Newsletter no 149 24-32 (2007) for a full discussion of this teapot.

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