AMERICAN MOLDED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE TEAPOT, lead- and manganese-glazed, squat form with a band of shells on shoulder and upright petals around lower body and neck, strap handle with two spurs, cover with shells repeated around edge and open finial. Circa 1850-1880. 7" HOA, 6" H rim, 8" D body. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Very good condition, pot free of chips or cracks, with light to moderate wear mouth of spout, rim, and highpoints of some shells, cover with a two chips to underside of rim and wear.