Wilemans Intarsio teapot formed as P. Kruger by F. Rhead (Sold)

Stock No. 322 

Scarce Wilemans (later became Shelley) Intarsio Tea Pot of squat form, modelled as Paul Kruger (4 times President of the Transvaal in South Africa) and designed by Frederick Rhead.
Hand painted in colours. Wilemans' printed mark, "The Foley", "Intarsio" and registered design No.363131 to base and which is also marked with the printed model number "3246" . Circa 1900.
Condition is extremely good - no damages or restoration, and with only the usual light crazing in the pale ground of the head and waistcoat (no crazing in the green, brown or black colours used.)

Dimensions :
height : 4.75 inches

Around 1900 Wilemans produced a series of teapots based on political figures of the day which included Lord Salisbury, Joseph Chamberlain, Paul Kruger and William Gladstone. They all had the same body, only the lids forming the different heads varied. This teapot is from that series. A series of similarly political coffee pots with taller bodies in the intarsio range based on the same politicians was also produced.

(cf. Novelty Teapots - Five Hundred Years of Art and Design by Edward Bramah - Quiller Press 1992 page 49).