Teapot, two Victorian women, earthenware, made by Doulton & Co, Burslem, England, 1891-1902
A mould-made, earthenware teapot, with a tall body, decorated with two transfer printed images of Victorian women. A rectangular base, with four feet, rises to a tall body, with two circular sides and an oval-shaped, undulating rim. At the back is a scroll handle and at the front a tall spout. The sides are decorated with Morrissian style panels, one panel depicting a woman sitting in an outdoor setting holding a flower, the other depicting a woman sitting on a wall in between two pot plants, holding a parasol. Both images are transfer printed in brown, on a darker brown background. The panels are edged in gold and a gold wreath on a dark blue background. The divisions between the panels are decorated with a dark blue floral motif, outlined in gold transfer print on a brown background. The rim, handle and spout are painted dark blue, with gold highlights. The rim and base are edged in gold. The inside of the teapot and spout are painted pale brown.
A mould-made, earthenware teapot cover, rectangular in shape, decorated with floral motifs. A tall, rectangular insert, rises to a domed top, which is surmounted by a handle in the shape of stylised flower. The top is decorated in dark blue and gold transfer-printed floral motifs, on a brown and dark blue background. The handle is painted dark blue, with gold highlights. The insert is painted pale brown and decorated with clouded gold. The interior of the cover is painted pale brown.