A very fine and stylish Art Deco Doulton Lambeth teapot decorated in relief with babies by renowned artist Bessie Newbery dating from around 1922. The stoneware teapot is a unique work by Newbery who produced a number of original works between 1914 and 1924, the year she retired from Doulton Lambeth. The teapot is heavily made and is of squat rounded shape with a raised top rim and fitted recessed cover. A simple loop handle and raised spout is attached to the body and the teapot is decorated in low relief with three naked babies to one side in various poses with the baby dressed and wearing a hat to the opposite side. The teapot is simply painted in mottled green glazes to the main body, handle and spout below a raised brown rim with the top edge decorated with small roundels and stipples in relief and decorated in cobalt blue with similar patterning and coloring to the cover with a brown glazed upper and inner edge. The teapot has Doulton marks used from 1922 and is numbered 48 along with incised initials BN for Bessie Newbery.