A set of eleven Wilkinson 'Allied Commanders of The First World War' pottery toby jugs, designed by

A set of eleven Wilkinson 'Allied Commanders of The First Wo...





A set of eleven Wilkinson 'Allied Commanders of The First World War' pottery toby jugs, designed by Sir F Carruthers Gould, Issued in Limited Editions between 1915 and 1919, comprising: Lord Kitchener, holding a jug inscribed 'Bitter for the KAISER', 25cm high; Admiral Beatty, holding a shell inscribed 'Dread Nought', 26.5cm high; Field Marshall Haig, seated upon a tank, titled 'Push and Go' to the base, 27cm high; Admiral Jellicoe, holding a jug inscribed 'Hell Fire Jack', 26cm high; Marshall Joffre, holding a shell inscribed '75mm Ce Que Joffre', 25.5cm high; Lord French, holding a jug inscribed 'French Pour Les Francais', 26cm high; the Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd George, holding a shell titled 'Shell Out!', 25cm high; Marshall Foch holding a champagne bottle inscribed 'Au Diable Le Kaiser', 31.5cm high; General Botha, holding a jug inscribed 'Loyalty', 26.5cm high; Woodrow Wilson, with an aeroplane on his lap, the base inscribed 'Welcome! Uncle Sam', 27cm high; and King George V, holding a globe, the base inscribed 'Pro Patria', 30cm high, each with printed marks, facsimile signatures and retailer's marks for 'Soane & Smith'. (11)

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Lord Kitchener has extensive professional restoration to his hat. Lloyd George has certificate. Minor spot of paint loss/frit to letter 'O' of word OUT. Sir Douglas Haig has certificate, three areas of minor paint loss/frits to handle. General Botha has certificate. Marshall Foch has minor area of paint loss to rim. Admiral Jellicoe has remains of heavy sticky label to base. Field Marshall Joffrey has certificate and has minor paint loss to phrase 'Ce que Joffre'. Sir John French has certificate. All show crazing & surface wear to bases as expected. No obvious major damage/cracks/restoration to the eye or under UV light except Kitchener.

Auction Date: 9th Feb 2021 at 11am

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