Wedgwood creamware pottery teapot decorated with print of John Wesley signed Green Liverpool, circa 1780

John Sadler, son of Adam Sadler of Aintree, was born in 1720, and set up as a printer in Harrington St., Liverpool, in 1748. After experimenting, he discovered a method of printing pictorial patterns on fine files, and took into his confidence Guy Green, who had succeeded Adam Sadler to his printing business, and a patent was taken out. The process was developed to include domestic pottery and in 1761 Josiah Wedgwood began to send his ware to Liverpool for printing. Sadler took Green into full partnership in 1763. John Sadler died in 1789.

Height: 5 ⅜”

Condition: Lid break and spout chips restored