Egyptian Revival Teapot 1890s Royal Doulton England Egyptian Symbols Spout Repair Applied Sprig
This is a great Egyptian symbols sprigged earthenware part glazed teapot made by Doulton, Lambeth England, a division of Royal Doulton, between 1890-1910, during the late Victorian or Edwardian eras.
The Egyptian design was registered in 1892, but Egyptian design had been very popular in England since the Napoleonic Wars in the 1820s, through Queen Victoria's reign into the next, and especially after the finds of King Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard Carter in 1922 made all things Egyptian all the rage.
The teapot measures 7 inches high and is 9 inches long, and is a 2 brown body with cream applied sprig decorations, with a partial rust glaze over applied relief decorations of various scenes of Egypt with the pharoah and people going about their daily tasks. The handle is modeled to look like bundled reeds.
The maker's mark has the design registry date for 1889-1890, the artist initials which I haven't been able to identify, and the Doulton Lambeth mark denoting the Lambeth pottery.
The teapot is in very good +++ condition with a few flaws on the lid rim. But it also has a wonderful "make-do" or old spout repair with a string banding that has been professionally restored and overglazed. So this teapot was treasured, as such repairs were costly. A bit of wabi-sabi.
These repairs were very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries to preserve precious objects. There are even collector's societies and books chronicling the love lavished on beloved items to prolong their use. Recycling at it's highest form!
Holds 32 ounces and pours beautifully!
Fascinating! A beautiful old piece and a great decorative item!