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Set of Eleven Wilkinson Toby Jugs of the Allied Commanders of World War I

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Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3600TLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: April 12, 2021 12:00PM


Set of Eleven Wilkinson Toby Jugs of the Allied Commanders of World War I, England, 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," ht. 9 3/4; Admiral Beatty, holding a shell inscribed "Dread Nought," ht. 10 1/2; Field Marshall Haig, seated upon a tank, titled "PUSH AND GO" to the base, ht. 10 3/8; Admiral Jellicoe, holding a jug inscribed "HELL FIRE JACK," ht. 10; Marshall Joffre, holding a shell inscribed "75mm Ce que joffre," ht. 10 1/8; Lord French, holding a jug inscribed "French Pour Les Francais," ht. 9 3/4; the Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd George, holding a shell titled "SHELL OUT!," ht. 9 3/4; Marshall Foch holding a champagne bottle inscribed "AU DIABLE LE KAISER" and a glass, ht. 11 3/4; General Botha, holding a jug inscribed "LOYALTY," ht. 10 3/4; Woodrow Wilson, with an airplane on his lap, the base inscribed "WELCOME! UNCLE SAM," ht. 10 3/4; and King George V, holding a globe, the base inscribed "PRO PATRIA," ht. 12 1/4 in.; all with printed marks, facsimile signatures and retailer's marks for Soane & Smith.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Each in very good condition throughout with no evidence of any cracks, chips or restorations.

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Woodrow Wilson, George V, D. Lloyd George, F. Carruthers Gould, Beatty, Botha, Soane, Les Francais, Marshall Foch, Marshall Haig, Marshall Joffre, Jellicoe, United Kingdom