Small 1937 Burleigh Ware teapot in the 'Balmoral' Pattern
It is with considerable pleasure that today we bring you an offering from 1937, in the form of a Burleigh ware teapot. Burleigh ware was the trade name of Burgess and Leigh which traded from the mid 1800’s. This teapot is decorated in the “Balmoral” pattern which is a restrained, late art deco, form still showing some of the influence of Charlotte Rhead. Charlotte, who is renowned for her distinctive tube-lined designs, worked at Burgess and Leigh for 5 years between 1926 and 1931 and the pottery continued to use her designs for some time after she moved on to A G Richardson in Tunstall. The registration mark on the base, the design number and name all confirm the 1937 date, and manufacture apparently did not continue into the war years. The teapot, on visual check appears to be in excellent condition and is of a size where perhaps it would serve two good sized cups of tea per fill. Postage will be determined at point of sale and is a cost to the buyer. We do this to ensure that our charges are accurate and fair. Therefore we respectfully ask that you contact us prior to purchase, so an accurate postage cost can be agreed.
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