A Quart Antique Pewter English Export Teapot by John Townsend
John Townsend is probably the most widely recognized Export Pewter. He worked from 1748 until his death in 1801. He had numbers of partnership and was succeeded by his Son-in-Law and Grandson.
The firms produced a wide variety of forms including plates, dishes, basins, teapots, porringers, mugs, tankards, beakers, spoons etc.
The quality of the work was always excellent and the design was excellent as well.
This quart pot is of a design Townsend also produced in Pint and Pint and One Half sizes. All three in a row make for a impressive display. The teapot is marked with a relatively scarce mark of Townsend with "stars" in the border where the date 17 48 is usually found. It is believe he used this mark for a short time in between partnership, circa the 1760's.
This pot is in fine condition inside and out . The handle is restored and is carved from antique cherry wood. The handle design is based on a design actually used by Townsend. The pot measures 7" to the top of the finial
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