18th century green-glazed creamware presentation teapot – £600 at Ramsay Cornish in Edinburgh.

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Certainly it was well received at Ramsay Cornish’s (17% buyer’s premium) sale at Edinburgh on March 4.

It had some restorations to the handle and spout and was estimated at £100-150 but the teapot, with the name and date enclosed within gilt scrolling swags, sold to a collector at £600.