attributed to John Astbury, Shelton, circa 1728-1744, lidded red earthenware kettle with curved spout and overhead cylindrical agate ware handle, sprig decorated on each side with the Royal Coat of Arms, the lid further decorated with four sprigged crowns, 8 x 6-3/4 in.
Note: This kettle is illustrated in Garry Atkins, An Exhibition of English Pottery, March 2001, no. 42.
Provenance: Garry Atkins, London, purchased for œ10,000; Property from the Collection of Dudley and Constance Godfrey
repairs to lid (broken in several pieces-approximately 6- and repaired/sprayed with mica fleck, flange possibly rebuilt, cameos and finial appear original but covered in a thin clear lacquer), restored spout tip, some tiny edge flakes, fine crazing, firing crack at base and handle, scratches