Antique English Victoria Toby Teapot, Staffordsmire line
Marked with Victoria china company's logo along with "Staffordsmire" line name on the bottom of the teapot
Made in England - Victoria was active from 1891 - 1918 - I was told this Toby was made in 1900
This is truly an exquisite piece for European Decorative Art collectors
Size: approximately 8.5" high and 10.5" wide, at the widest spot
Flow blue style, blue & white glazed china/porcelain
Staffordsmire is often confused with "Staffordshire" but this is made by Victoria
Beware of the fake ones! Make sure the teapot has both Victoria logo along with Staffordsmire under the glaze! There are copies floating around that do not have makers marks on them.
This has been estimated at a high end auction to go for around $200, but I want to save us both the premiums of an auction house, so please buy it here so that I don't have to drag it there!
This rare teapot depicts a over weight Parliament judge with great details and is amazing condition for its age, no chips, or crazing - there are numerous small flaws under the glaze, as to be expected with an item of this age. There is one spot by his foot that appears to be a hairline crack, but with the skip in the blue color, I would guess it was there before it was painted and has not affected it's structural integrity for 116 years, so with care it will not ever be an issue an done must look very close to even see it at all.
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