Leeds Pepper Pot c1829
A handsome early Leeds tin-glazed pottery pepper pot, dating to c1790-1820. It is a baluster-form shaker from England. The decoration is cobalt and the foot is the original pottery. Leeds originated during the 17th century for the purpose of copying the beloved Chinese Export porcelain, enabling more families to own pieces similar to the expensive Chinese Export.
Our pepper pot shows the correct signs of age. Wear patterns are the result of normal use. It is in very good condition with a small scattering of tiny age and use marks. 4 ¾” high with a base diameter of 2”. The cork is still inserted in the base opening.