A Staffordshire White Salt-Glazed Stoneware 'Squirrel' Teapot And Cover. Circa 1745. Photo Sotheby's

height 5 1/4 in. 13.3 cm - Estimate 4,000-6,000 USD

NOTE: A similar teapot from Rous Lench Collection is illustrated by Frank Tilley in Teapots and Tea, pl. VI, no. 22. Another similar example from the Henry H. Weldon Collection is illustrated by Diana Edwards and Rodney Hampson in White Salt-glazed Stoneware of the British Isles, p. 38, color pl. 24.

Sotheby's. Property from the Estate of Brooke Astor. New York | 24 sept. 2012 www.sothebys.com