Margaret Thatcher Teapot designed by "Luck and Flaw"

Margaret Thatcher Teapot designed by "Luck and Flaw"
Stock No. 444
1980s Margaret Thatcher Teapot after the "Spitting Image" puppet design by Peter Fluck and Roger Law . Spitting Image was an extremely popular TV political and cultural satire series of the 1980s and 1990s featuring comical puppets of the leading figures of the day designed by Peter Fluck and Roger Law and who marketed themselves and their productions under the title "Luck and Flaw" . Condition is excellent Impressed marks to base "Luck and Flaw Made in England" Dimensions : height : 7.5 inches (cf. Edward Bramah's "NOVELTY TEAPOTS five hundred years of art and design" pub.1992 page 188 illus.no.475. Bramah claims that these teapots were manufactured by Carlton Ware, however, if this is true then the example illustrated above most likely pre-dates Carlton Ware examples as Carlton Ware extremely rarely produced anything without their own printed mark being displayed. eg. on items too small for the backstamp - which is certainly not the case in this instance )

Plate illustrated from 'The Golliwogg's Polar Adventures'

Plate illustrated from 'The Golliwogg's Polar Adventures'
Stock No. 443
An extremely scarce porcelain plate with an illustration from ' The Golliwogg's Polar Adventures ', by Florence Kate Upton published 1900. These stories, written for children just over 100 years ago in the late Victorian period, described the adventures of Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg doll who was portrayed as a hero saving those Dutch Dolls from calamity. Condition - minimal wear excellent condition. Marked with the British registered design number "R.E.G. 425170" on base which dates it to between 1900 and 1905. Believed to be made in Germany for the British market. Dimensions : Diameter : 8.25 inches (Note : See "Gifts for Good Children" Vol. 2 illus. pp. 22 )

Plate with an illustration from 'The Golliwogg's Circus'

Plate with an illustration from 'The Golliwogg's Circus'
Stock No. 442
A very scarce porcelain plate with an illustration from ' The Golliwogg's Circus ', by Florence Kate Upton published 1903. These stories, written for children just over 100 years ago in the late Victorian period, described the adventures of Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg doll who was portrayed as a hero saving those Dutch Dolls from calamity. Condition - some wear on the green background close to the rim otherwise good condition. Marked with the British registered design number "R.E.G. 425172" on base which dates it to between 1900 and 1905. Believed to be made in Germany for the British market. Dimensions : Diameter : 7.5 inches (Note : See "Gifts for Good Children" Vol. 2 illus. pp. 19 , 22 )

Plate with an illustration from 'The Golliwogg's Auto-go-cart'

Plate with an illustration from 'The Golliwogg's Auto-go-cart'
Stock No. 441
A very scarce porcelain plate with an illustration from ' The Golliwogg's Auto-go-cart ', by Florence Kate Upton published 1901. These stories, written for children just over 100 years ago in the late Victorian period, described the adventures of Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg doll who was portrayed as a hero saving those Dutch Dolls from calamity. Condition - some wear on the green background close to the rim otherwise good condition. Marked with the British registered design number "R.E.G. 425168" on base which dates it to between 1900 and 1905. Believed to be made in Germany for the British market. Dimensions : Diameter : 7.5 inches (Note : See "Gifts for Good Children" Vol. 2 illus. pp. 22 )

Kitchen Tap Teapot designed by Roger Michell

Kitchen Tap Teapot designed by Roger Michell
Stock No. 440
This is the Kitchen Tap Teapot designed by Roger Michell and made and decorated in a small edition (no more than 100) in his Lustre Pottery studio in 1973. This design was produced later in the 1970s by Carlton Ware in colaboration with Lustre Pottery in larger numbers. Bears the printed mark LUSTRE Made In England to the base. Condition is excellent with no defects, damages or repairs Dimensions : height : 8.5 inches ( cf.Novelty Teapots - Five Hundred Years of Art and Design by Edward Bramah Quiller Press 1992 p.132 list no.320 & illus. Bramah illustrates the identical later pot made by Carlton Ware and refers to it as The Old Fashioned Kitchen Tap Teapot )

Plumber's Pipes Teapot by Edward Allington

Plumber's Pipes Teapot by Edward Allington
Stock No. 439
While having a definite appearance of plumbing pipes, this ceramic teapot is likely to have been created by Edward Allington in the 1970s during the period he was using Cubist iconography in some of his ceramic creations. Again, we believe it to be a one off piece as most of his creations were. Hand signed to the top surface in his usual style of scraping away the pigment and signing his surname on the white body underneath, and also with the words "spout" , "body" and "handle" adjacent to those features, inscribed in similar style. Dimensions : height : 7.25 inches

Burger and Hot-Dog Cubist Tea Pot by Edward Allington

Burger and Hot-Dog Cubist Tea Pot by Edward Allington
Stock No. 438
This ceramic teapot is in very similar colours and style of the Cubist sculpture by Edward Allington shown on our home page and also in more detail (Stock No. 213). The burger and hot dog comprise the lid on top of an inverted 4 sided pyramid, forming the teapot's body which is supported by a coiled pipe structure. It is thus almost certainly a one off cubist structured teapot made for Allington's 2nd exhibition at the Paul Smith Gallery in the 1970s in which he displayed 30 - 40 Cubist creations. Hand signed to the top of the base ring in Allington's typical style. Dimensions : height : 7.25 inches