One side modelled as a portrait bust of an 'aesthetic young man' and the other as his female counterpart.
Double character teapot by James Hadley, 1882
© The Higgins Bedford
- Bone china Dimensions: 15.7 x 17.6 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £300 ( Total: £1,800)
- Acquired in:
- Fischer Fine Art
The costumes of the figures are based upon those worn in the first production of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera, Patience from April 1881, which is a satire on the aesthetic movement. It includes a description of a pallid and haggard young man - 'a greenery- yallery, Grosvenor Gallery, Foot-in-the-grave young man'. It bears the Royal Worcester mark.
Fischer Fine Art.