Warne & Letts
Stoneware Teapot

attrib. Warne & Letts Pottery (USA, 1806-1815)
Teapot with Bird and Coggled Design early 19th c.
stoneware, cobalt, saltglaze
8.25 x 8 x 6.25″
Kamm Collection 2014.213

This cobalt-decorated stoneware teapot has an impressed bird and coggled design and is approximately one-half-gallon in size. The teapot form, almost strictly produced during America’s colonial and early Federal periods, is considered one of the rarest and most coveted of all of this country’s stoneware forms. The distinctive impressed bird design matches those found on signed jars produced by the firm of Thomas Warne and Joshua Letts in South Amboy, New Jersey, circa 1807.