Museum purchase, European Art Trust Fund
The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1960-1900, Victoria & Albert and Legion of Honor (2011-2012)
Glazed porcelain teapot with arms extending from sides, with multi-color glazes, and stopper in shape of a two-faced upper body (a man on one side, a woman on the other).
INSCRIPTION AT BOTTOM: "FEARFUL CONSEQUENCES... THROUGH THE LAW OF NATURAL SELECTION AND EVOLUTION OF LIVING UP TO ONE'S TEAPOT" , followed by two stamps and "Budge". Maker's mark incised on bottom rim.
a) male/female double-sided body, arms are handle and spout
b) lid male/ female double sided head