A full set of eleven Wilkinson Toby Jugs of the Allied Commanders of the First World War, designed b
Lot 42
A full set of eleven Wilkinson Toby Jugs of the Allied Commanders of the First World War Issued in Limited Editions between 1915 and 1919.
Sold for £9,000 (US$ 15,127) inc. premium
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A full set of eleven Wilkinson Toby Jugs of the Allied Commanders of the First World War
Issued in Limited Editions between 1915 and 1919.
Designed by Sir F Carruthers Gould, 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 (some minor flaking to the enamel of the handle), 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' and a glass, 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 (very minor glaze flaking) and King George V, holding a globe, the base inscribed 'PRO PATRIA', 30cm high, all with printed marks, facsimile signatures and retailer's marks for Soane & Smith (11)

Footnotes

  • See Vic Schuler, Collecting British Toby Jugs (1994), pp 167 and 168, for examples and discussion of the group. Sir Francis Carruthers Gould (1844-1920), was one of the most famous political cartoonists of his time
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