This is wonderful teapot and milk jug attributed to Rockingham, made in about 1840. The set is made in the Rococo Revival style. The pot and jug are in fabulous condition and still suitable for use. The Rockingham factory made many similar models and documentation is not always clear, but the style, the porcelain and glazing and the pattern number all strongly suggest that it was made by Rockingham.

 

Although the Rockingham pottery started some time in the mid-18th Century, when we say "Rockingham" it mostly means the Rockingham pottery as it was run between 1826 and 1842, creating high quality bone china table ware. The pottery rose to fame when King William VI ordered a huge dinner service containing 200 pieces. It took 600 people 7 years to complete this service, and by the time it was finished the King died. It ended up being used for the first time at the subsequent coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837. In the end, the undertaking, although it brought important business from all British aristocracy, had ruined the pottery and it never recovered. It closed it doors in 1842. This story serves to show the status, artistic sophistication and capacity of the Rockingham pottery in the 1830s.

 

This set is made of sturdy, thickly potted bone china. The pot and jug are moulded in a typical "Rococo Revival" style, with the teapot spout and, the handles and the finial of the teapot all resembling hops. Both items have a high foot, and their bellies are slightly plied, adding to the unusual and natural feel of the design. The decoration consists of grey details with bold, freely flowing gilt squiggles. It is a very pleasing abstract design that suggests vegetation. 

Both teapot and jug are in great and undamaged condition, and as they are very sturdy they are perfect for use.

 

CONDITION REPORT Both teapot and jug are in great and undamaged condition and are perfect for use. There is some crazing and discolouration just above the belly of the milk jug, but this doesn't stand out thanks to the decorations and shape. There are quite a few specks baked into the glaze, which is from production. The teapot is a little tea-coloured inside, but brilliantly white outside. There is no damage whatsoever. 

 

Kilns were fired on coal in the 1800s, and this meant that china from that period can have some firing specks from flying particles, some small firing cracks. You will see quite a few specks in the porcelain, which is normal for porcelain of this era.

 

Please note that all items in my shop are of vintage or antique condition. They have often been used for many years and can have normal signs of wear. I will reflect any damage, repairs or heavy wear in the item description but some minor scratches, nicks and stains can be normal for vintage items and need to be taken into account.

 

There is widespread confusion on the internet about the difference between chips and nicks, or hairlines and cracks. I will reflect any damage as truthfully as I can, i.e. a nick is a tiny bit of damage smaller than 1mm and a chip is something you can see with the eye; a hairline runs over the surface glazing but not the body of the item and a crack runs through the body of the item, usually weakening its structure. Etcetera - I try to be as accurate as I can and please feel free to ask questions or request more detailed pictures!

 

DIMENSIONS Teapot stands 23cm (9") high incl. finial and measures 24cm (9.5") from handle to spout; milk jug stands 13cm (5 1/4") high and measures 13.5cm (5 3/8") from mouth to handle. 

 

SHIPPING I ship worldwide from the UK, mostly by Royal Mail 2nd Class for the UK and International Tracked and Signed for the rest of the world. I am happy to combine shipping charges on multiple items - please contact me to discuss. In principle I do not make a profit on shipping although for simplicity's sake I charge flat shipping fees. If the fee charged greatly exceeds the actual cost I will gladly refund you the difference - at the same time if it is slightly lower I will gladly make up the difference. In some countries shipping will end up significantly more than the expected fees and I will contact you to discuss our options. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING SHIPPING COSTS AND OPTIONS.

Teapot & milk jug attr. Rockingham, Rococo Revival 1840

SKU: A-ROC03
£225Price
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