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Creamware pottery teapot depicting "Britannia directing Captain Cook" made c1776 commemorating the discovery of Australia
Dated: c. 1776 Staffordshire England
A fine and very rare Wm.Greatbach Staffordshire pottery teapot with a print of " Britannia directing Captain Cook" and the reverse printed with "The World with the sun, moon and stars".
The elegant underglaze transfer prints are painted with overglaze enamels.
William Greatbach is one of of the early significant potters in the 18th century and stands along with the pottery giants Thos.Whieldon and Josiah Wedgwood.
Dimensions: 5.50 inch high
Medium: creamware pottery earthenware transfer prints commemorative
Current Condition Minor nibbles at rim ,cover and spout professionally restored.
Provenance: Sharrow Hall Yorkshire England
Literature: William Greatbach a Staffordshire Pottery by David Barker illustrates a similar teapot from the Henry H Weldon Collection.