Rathbone - New Oval teaset 


The  "new oval" teaset would have had a teapot, teapot stand, slop bowl, sugar box or sucrier, creamer, bread and butter plates,  bute shaped tea cups and possibly also teabowls and coffee cans, and saucers.   Examples of teapots in this group are illustrated in Miller and Berthoud (1985) and Berthoud and Maskell (2006). The identification of Rathbone New Oval teapots and creamer shapes is discussed in an article in the New Hall and Friends newsletter (Roberts, 2004). It is based on the similarity in shape of bute cups, in the same pattern or with the same bat print as teapots, to cups marked with printed blue Rathbone marks (see Rathbone page and Harvey (2005)).


A  new oval teapot  in creamy body and finely crazed glaze. Decorated with hand painted floral design. Pattern 14 painted in pink (5mm high) on base. Spout with curved top and 5 beads on top at end. Knob on lid 32.8 mm long with hole underneath inside. Dome shaped strainer (35mm wide, 43mm high, holes 2.2mm).(aj390 Base length123mm, width 87 mm.)
A  new oval teapot  in creamy body and finely crazed glaze. Decorated with puce batprint. No marks. Spout with curved top and 5 beads on top at end. Knob on lid 31 mm long with hole underneath inside. Dome shaped strainer (31mm wide, 37mm long, holes 2.2 to 2.8mm) with holes near edges.(aj518 Base length 121mm, width 90.9 mm.)

Bread and butter plate in slightly creamy coloured pottery body without translucency. Curved profile and straight narrow foot rim. Identical puce bat print to that on new oval teapot with same shape as above (Roberts, 2004). (aj464 207mm wide, footrim 142 wide)


Oval teapot stand (shape not yet known).

New oval sugar box or sucrier (shape not yet known). 


Slop bowl with straight footrim. Puce bat print (same as on creamer aj462 and cup aj465 below) with silver lustre lines. Good bone china body. Unmarked. (aj463 width of base 89mm)

Small new oval creamer with  handle with small thumbrest. Fine  bone china body with good translucency and finely crazed glaze. Puce bat print with silver lustre lines. Unmarked. (aj462 base length 63.2 mm)
Small new oval creamer with  handle with small thumbrest. Bone china body. Marked pattern 33 in red. This pattern has been found on a bute cup and saucer with a typical Rathbone handle with 2 kinks. (a146 base length 58.7 mm, width 44.3)
New oval creamer with  handle with upwards pointing thumbrest. Creamy bone china body with finely crazed glaze. Unmarked. (aj432 base length 64.5 mm)

 A cup with a Ridgway-style "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge. Lustre lines along handle and 2 lines form V at lower handle attachment. Whitish body with darkish flecks.   Puce bat print and  silver lustre lines. Suggest Rathbone?  (aj465, h56.4, w80.9, b 39.8 (43.4) handle: h14 (18.7), v27.7, w6.3, 4.4, t4.3)

 A cup with a Ridgway-style "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge. No lines on knuckles but 2 lines form V at lower handle attachment. Creamy body with finely crazed glaze.   Black bat print and  silver lustre lines. Suggest Rathbone?  (aj579, h56.7, w82.3, b 41.4 (46.7) handle: h13.7 (18.6), v30.2, w6.6, 4.5, t3.8)

 A cup with a Ridgway-style "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge (group 2). Narrow, pointed lower attachment. Clear white body. Inside of  footrim curved with some greenish glaze. Blue lines on "knuckles" of kicks on handle (see right). A known  Rathbone pattern 108.  (aj265, h58.7, w85.5, b41.8 (47.1) handle: h15.7, v28.6, w6.9, 5.2, t4.7) (from Edgecomb, Maine, USA)


 A coffee can with a Ridgway-style "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge, with narrow, pointed lower attachment (group 2). Creamy body with finely crazed glaze. Blue line painted on one "knuckles"  on handle. Saucer with painted red 106. Suggest Rathbone. (aj475, h59.7, w69, b56.2 (65.3) handle: h16.4 (20.9), v30.9, k29.1, w6.5, 4.8, t4.4)  


 A teabowl with straight sided footrim, Creamy body with brown translucency and finely crazed glaze. Dark blue lines. No marks but this is pattern 14 and is so similar to new oval teapot above (see Roberts, 2004). Harvey (2005) suggests this is early Rathbone teabowl shape.  (aj581, h50.2, w86.6, b 40.9 (46.4))

 A teabowl in clear white body. Footrim curves outwards. Decorated in pattern 108 as cup above (aj265). This is later Rathbone teabowl shape.  (aj386, h54.1, w87.1, b (44.6) ) (from north east USA)


References:

 Berthoud, M. and Maskell, R. (2006) "A Directory of British Teapots" Micawber Publications.Harvey, I. (2005) "Rathbone" Harvey Publications, London. Miller, P and Berthoud, M (1985) "An Anthology of British Teapots" Micawber Publications. Roberts, A (2004) Early Rathbone Teawares? NewHall and Friends Newsletter 7: 19-21.

 

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