This is a rare Mason's ironstone miniature Teapot in the rare Plaid 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. This rare detailed pattern is called " Plaid Japan " which is beautifully hand painted in bold enamels and rich hand gilding as illustrated on page 157 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.
Height: 2.6 in (6.61 cm)Width: 4.3 in (10.93 cm)Depth: 2.65 in (6.74 cm)
Good antique condition. Slight nibble to top of spout. NO Restorations. Enamels bold and bright. Slight gilding loss in places. Please see images for detail.