1830 STAFFORDSHIRE BROWN TRANSFERWARE TEAPOT NR
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You are bidding on a brown Staffordshire transferware teapot illustrating young Queen Victoria and her pet sheep. (first 15 pictures) A little history~ during the early 1800's, legislative activity in England arose mainly out of a growing feeling of revulsion on the part of the upper and middle classes against the abuse of domestic animals. Animals in many cases were treated as members of a family. Arthur Broome founded Britain's first effective humane organization, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (later the RSPCA), in l824. The RSPCA's effectiveness was due in large part to its powerful support among the British royal family ~ of whom Queen Victoria was a patron.
This lovely teapot is in fair display condition with a few beauty marks I will try to describe. The teapot's spout has broken off at the tip and to one side. I have shown many angles, please look at the pictures I provided. Restoration would make this very rare piece in perfect display condition. T is some glaze wear to the handle and finial. Inside of the lid and along the inner rim of the teapot opening w the lid rest, is some glaze wear and chipping. None of this is seen when the lid is on. No other chips, cracks, hairlines, fleabites or repairs. Measurements are 11 1/2" from spout to handle, 3 1/2" wide and 8" tall.
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