The Doulton Lambeth stoneware teapot looks so new that it can never have made a cup of tea. In fact it has the monogram of Emily S Viner, and was made in the period 1891-1902.
The teapot has the Doulton Lambeth mark with 'England', dating the pot to after 1891, and before 1902 when Doulton became 'Royal' Doulton. The pot had a lathe turned body onto which has been added spout, handle and decoration. Lathe turning was a normal production technique at Doulton from the 1870s onwards. Frquently, as with this teapot, the turned surface was left uncoloured and the natural stonework colour was then clear glazed.
The teapot is in mint condition with no chips, cracks, crazing or restoration.