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World War 1 Allied Commanders Toby Jugs by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould for Wilkinson

World War 1 Allied Commanders Toby Jugs by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould for Wilkinson
World War 1 Allied Commanders Toby Jugs by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould for Wilkinson. This set sold for CAD 14,400 at Waddington’s, June 2013.

Released during the Great War from 1915-1919 was an impressive set of eleven toby jugs based on the Allied Political and Military leaders by Wilkinson after designs and caricatures by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould. Each of the figures holds an item or is an item and has associated words e.g. Lloyd George holds a cannon shell with the words Shell Out on it (full list below). The set is extremely well designed, made and coloured and each molded figure was polychrome enameled and gilded. The features the retailers mark Soane & Smith, who were based in Knightsbridge.

A set of eleven Wilkinson Allied Commanders of The First World War pottery toby jugs
A set of eleven Wilkinson Allied Commanders of The First World War pottery Toby Jugs. This set sold for £4,800 at Stride & Son, February 2021.

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
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
King George V, holding a globe, the base inscribed ‘Pro Patria’, 30cm high

A set of eleven Wilkinson Allied Commanders of The First World War pottery toby jugs
A set of eleven Wilkinson Allied Commanders of The First World War pottery Toby Jugs. This set sold for £4,800 at Stride & Son, February 2021.

A fabulous and rare set not often seen for sale as a full set.