Staffordshire Porcelain (1983) chapter 3) when he attributed the group to Littler working in Staffordshire c1777-1785.

Blue printed wares of the group are extremely rare, only a few pieces being known.  It seems that great production problems occurred due to the running of the cobalt in the soft lead glaze, so that blurred prints resulted.

" /> Printed British Pottery & Porcelain | tea cannister

Shape Type: Breakfast & Tea Wares

Pattern Type: Chinese, Asian and Other Exotic Themes

Date: c. 1777-1785


  • Height: 5.00 in (12.7 cm)

Maker: Baddeley-Littler


A large tea canister of distinctive shape, printed in a rather blurred underglaze blue with a series of Chinese landscapes.  This very rare tea canister belongs to a group of porcelain known by the name "Baddeley-Littler".  These wares are believed to have been produced in Staffordshire by William Littler after his return there, from West Pans in Scotland, in 1777.  The porcelain body is...