This is a rare 1920s miniature size teapot made by Robert Heron & Sons.
Robert Methven Heron was the owner of the Fife Pottery in Kirkcaldy. He introduced a new pottery range called Wemyss Ware in 1882.
This wee teapot is a fine piece of Scottish studio pottery - and you can clearly see the influence of Heron's earlier Wemyss Wares in this design.
I have similar pieces in my Etsy store with similar decoration but using a different palette range - this teapot has more autumnal shades with ochre and russet-coloured leaves around the neck and dark purple cherries.
It has a green printed Langtoun Pottery, Kirkcaldy mark on the base, as photographed.
It is in fairly fine condition with no chips or cracks to the post - there is a bit craquelure to the glaze - this is mainly confined to the base of the pot - which is not seen on display - and to the inside towards the bottom. It is probably a wee pot for the collector of early 20th century Scottish pottery - than for someone looking for a pot for regular use. It could of course be used - but the tannin in the tea might stain the pot a little.
This craquelure to the glaze seems to be quite a common occurrence on pieces of functional Langtoun wares - and this is taken into consideration with my pricing.
The knop is intact and has never been damaged or repaired. The handle and spout are fine without issues.
The diameter of pot at its widest is s 4 1/4 inches. The overall height is about 4 inches (including the knop on the top).
From handle to spout it is about 7 1/4 inches.
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A beautiful little teapot,mostly for display but it pours beautifully so it will get ceremonious use now and then.