A very stylish Barnstaple, Devon art pottery motto ware teapot decorated with verse by renowned potter William Baron and dating from the early 20th century. William Leonard Baron was a highly accomplished potter and worked at Doulton Lambeth between 1876 and 1884 where he became renowned as one of their leading artists. He moved to Devon in 1884 to join Charles Hubert Brannam leaving there to start his own pottery in the 1890’s.
This finely crafted teapot is of squat round shape with a wide flat round base with a shaped side loop handle and short lipped pouring spout. The teapot has a central cover with a curled strap handle and is decorated in pink red glazes with mottled blue elements running through the glaze. The teapot has an incised inscription reading ‘May the hinges of friendship never grow rusty’. The teapot is signed Baron Barnstaple to the base and is numbered 84.
Provenance: UK Art Market.
In good original condition.
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