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Antique Leeds Creamware pottery basket with cover and stand late 18th century England (c. 1780 Leeds Yorkshire England)

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Medium

creamware pottery ceramic earthenware

Width 10.25inch wide [26.03 cm wide]
Height 8.75inch high [22.22 cm high]
Depth 10.25inch deep [26.03 cm deep]
Diameter 10.25inch [ 26.03 cm]

Literature

Donald Towner "Creamware" page 142 figure reference 71a.
Also page 169 figure ref.99 John D Griffin The Leeds Pottery Volume 1 published by The Leeds Art Collections Fund, City Art Gallery LEEDS Yorkshire.

Condition

Fine with only minor historical wear.

Description / Expertise

An exceptionally fine and imposing creamware pottery basket and cover with stand all with exquisite reticulated decoration of the highest quality. The basket is impressed LP denoting Leeds Pottery and stands as a lasting testament to their extraordinary skill and technical achievement. Various terms for the basket have been used mainly suggesting a use for chestnuts or satsumas. A similar example is located in the Victoria and Albert Museum London.