This is a rare Mason’s ironstone miniature Teapot in the bold Fence Japan gilded pattern, which we date to circa 1820.
Miniature or toy items of Masons ironstone are hard to find today.
This piece is well potted as a Teapot with a high loop handle, complete with a lid having a knob top.
The pattern is called ” Fence Japan ” which is beautifully hand painted in bold enamels and rich hand gilding as illustrated on page 89 of Mason’s pattern book published by the Mason’s collectors club.
The piece is unmarked but is definitely by Mason’s as illustrated on page 180 of Godden’s guide to Mason’s China and the Ironstone Wares, written by Geoffrey A. Godden and published by The Antique Collectors’ Club.
Overall a beautiful rare piece for the cabinet.