I've Lost My Little Willie Teapot (Sold)

Stock No. 477 

This limited edition teapot, designed , modelled and decorated by Roger Michell at his Lustre Pottery Studio in the 1970s, (and which was an extremely scarce spin off of the Walking Ware series being hand made at that time) was based on the Donald McGill seaside postcard which started out with the title "I've Lost My Little Willie".
We have seen a postcard with a variation of the title "I can't see My Little Charlie", and believe that as McGill had been prosecuted successfully for obscenity, that the captions went through subsequent transmutations in order to tone down a more obvious sexual innuendo. So, in respect of this design, we believe there was a change in title from the original "I've Lost My Little Willie" to "I can't see My Little Willie" and eventually to "I can't see My Little Charlie".
Roger informed me that less than 50 examples of this teapot were made in total.
Condition is excellent with no damages or restoration.
Marked to the base with Lustre Pottery's Backstamp.

Dimensions :
height : 6.5 inches
width : 7.5 inches

Cf. Walking Ware A Collectors Guide by Julia Michell p.78 (available from this website - see "Walking Ware Book" link to the left of the pictures above).