18th Century Pierced Creamware Kettle Stand England Circa 1780
This exquisite kettle stand is a neoclassical work of art. It has rope handles, lion masks at the top of each paw foot, delicate piercings, and three shell-shaped three “arms” to hold the kettle. The delicate piercings are lovely, with some piercings in the form of hearts. This rare 18th-century kettle stand was made to fit a hot kettle. This one is in excellent condition.
Any pierced creamware object was unlikely to survive long when a kettle was repeatedly placed on top. We know that this kettle stand was never used because the heat from the kettle would have created brown toning, and there is none. For an image and description, see Creamware and Other English Pottery at Temple Newsam House, Leeds, by Peter Walton p.160, where Walton states, “Richard Wilson considered this to be one of the best pieces of ‘Leeds Pottery’ in his collection (Wilson Notebook,409) Terminals ill. p. 275, no.4.”
Dimensions: 4.25″ tall x 6.75″ diameter
The underside of the kettle has a paper label for prominent antique pottery dealer Gary Atkins.
Also, see Leeds Handbook 1951,22; Towner, 1957.
EXHIB: Kenwood, 1958, 36.
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