Sadler OKT42 Teapots

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Copies and Forgeries

Teapots in this section do not have the Registered Number or 1999 mark on underside.

Alliance Giftware Staffs

Another potteries firm competing with Sadler’s with a very similar teapot albeit slightly larger

Teapots by Alliance Giftware Staffs Teapots by Alliance Giftware Staffs

The car is brown glazed and has a circular mark on the underside Alliance Giftware/Staffs/England.  I have been unable to trace the company and it is possible that this is a post 2000 production.  There are no strainers in these pots.

 

Length cm

Width cm

Value

Alliance Giftware Staffs

25.4

12

40

Crown Devon

I was very surprised to find an OKT42 teapot copy from this well established Potteries company.

Teapots by Crown Devon

This must have been produced during the competition with Sadlers as Crown Devon went out of business in 1982, eight years before the demise of Sadlers.  Although the Crown Devon teapot does not have a car registration it is very similar is shape and detail to the Sadler output. 

Teapots by Crown Devon

The Crown Devon mark is typical of the period and was used from around 1930 to 1965 according to other authors.  There are no strainers inside these teapots.

 

Length cm

Width cm

Value

Crown Devon

25.6

12.0

100

Fairmont and Main

This teapot to my knowledge is the only OKT42 in current production and is made by the Fairmont and Main company priced at £29.99.  https://fairmont.co.uk/shop/gifts/novelty/brooklands-flyer-car-teapot

They call the teapot the Brooklands Flyer and I believe that it is only available in white with black detailing.

Teapots by Fairmont and Main

 

Length cm

Width cm

Value

Fairmont and Main

?

?

30

Kenall Giftware Stoke on Trent

Similar circular mark on underside to the Alliance  Giftware Staffs OKT42.  Must be some connection between the two companies – perhaps somebody could advise me as I cannot find any history?  I believe that these Kenall teapots are slightly larger than the standard and were produced in the 1990’s.  I do not have an example in my collection so unable to give measurements.

Teapots by Kenall Giftware Stoke on Trent Teapots by Kenall Giftware Stoke on Trent

 

Length cm

Width cm

Value

Kenall Giftware Stoke on Trent

?

?

40

Sarsaparilla USA/Japan

This Japanese company has produced some good copies mainly for the USA market but have also been sold in the UK.  They use the registration OKT42.

Teapots by Sarsaparilla USA/Japan Teapots by Sarsparilla USA/Japan

 

Teapots by Sarsaparilla USA/Japan Teapots by Sarsparilla USA/Japan

Both pots have stamped SARSAPARILLA/W.N.Y..N.J/H650 © 1985 JAPAN under the glaze.  The white teapot also has a small triangular stick on label reading SARSAPARILLA/DECO DESIGNS/W.N.Y..N.J/©1984/JAPAN.  It is interesting that the label says copyright 1984 whilst the underglaze stamp says 1985!  There is often a triangular card label attached to the teapot. There is a small 4 hole strainer inside the teapot.  These teapots are unusual in that the spout extends in front of the car.

Teapots by Sarsaparilla USA/Japan

 

Length cm

Width cm

Value

Sarsparilla White or Black

24.4

12.4

30

Vandor Company - Japan

The Vandor company has made some interesting variations of the standard driver with Betty Boop in control.  Also another scarcer teapot where she has a dog as a passenger.

Teapots by Vandor Company - Japan Teapots by Vandor Company - Japan

Teapots by Vandor Company - Japan Teapots by Vandor Company - Japan

Teapots by Vandor Company - Japan

These teapots have a registration OKT42 and in most cases an underglaze stamp © VANDOR 1978 with stick on labels MADE IN/JAPAN in a blue oval or red triangular mark.
There are no strainers inside the teapots.

 

Length cm

Width cm

Value

Vandor Standard

23.9

11.9

30

Vandor Betty Boop driver

24.4

12.2

40

Vandoor Betty Boop and dog

?

?

100

Workhouse Liverpool

According to Sotheby’s auctioneers this teapot is a rare early design from which Sadler’s took their inspiration.  The teapot came up for auction on the 9th September 1977 as lot 78.

Teapots by Workhouse Liverpool

This pot is registered T42 both at front and rear and has a couple in the car.  It is slip cast and has a clear glaze decorated with gold lustre.  The woman has purple cheeks and eyes.  On the underside is a hand painted in gold Workhouse/Liverpool/England and the artist’s name L Roberts.

Teapots by Workhouse Liverpool

There is no strainer inside the pot.  The teapot has considerable age with associated glaze crazing also polishing rubbing of the gold lustre.  It has many features similar to the standard OKT42 teapots such as the distinctive sidelights and to my belief this is a copy of a Sadler not vice-versa dating probably pre-war.

 

Length cm

Width cm

Value

Workhouse Liverpool

23.2

11.0

300

Miniatures

The OKT42 teaset was copied in Japanese Noritake Ware, certainly prior to 1980 and more likely before 1952.  This miniature teaset is of cheaper quality comprising of teapot, sugar pot with lid and milk jug.  These are accompanied by six cups and saucers plus six cake plates.  The image shows a part teaset alongside a standard OKT42 for size comparison.

OKT42 teaset copied by Japanese Noritake Ware

The image on the cup/saucer and cake plate shows a car with two people aboard crashing into a road sign.  None of the teaset has any markings on the underside.

OKT42 teaset copied by Japanese Noritake Ware

I have only seen one other similar teaset and this was glazed in a pearlescent white colour with green and red treatment of the wheel arches.  This white set was acquired by an American dealer from a UK auction.  The brown coloured set I have in my collection was acquired from New Zealand!

In the 1990’s we started to see in UK auctions and eBay some salt and pepper OKT42’s.  These were variously described as being copies or Sadler originals.

OKT42 teaset copied by Japanese Noritake Ware

Again in the photograph the salt and peppers are shown alongside a standard Sadler OKT42 teapot.  They were available in a whole range of colourways with silver lustre and in most cases were sold in pairs of mixed colourways.  Although they were not made by Sadler they are of reasonable quality and part of the OKT42 story.  There are no markings on the underside of these pots except sometimes a decorator’s initial in lustre.

 

Length cm

Width cm

Value

Japanese Noritake teaset

Teapot 11.6

5.7

1500

OKT42 Salt & Pepper pair

11.5

6.6

50

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