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Teapot, James Sadler & Sons

Cream teapot in a car shape with handle at the rear

1934, Earthenware, transfer-printed and hand-painted, Lent by Beverley

Shaped novelty teapots were enormously popular in Britain and were widely collected. This example plays on the form of a racing car. Although sculptural, it has a cosiness and sense of fun about it, demonstrating a humorous, very British reinterpretation of the images of speed often used in continental Art Deco design.