company was founded by Peter Wood, an avid collector of original Art Deco
novelty teapots. Peter was a successful motoring journalist in the UK,
and in his regular columns would mention his passion for the famous Racing
Car Teapot. Peter became such a well-known collector that when the original
moulds for the Racing Car Teapot were offered for sale, Peter was the
first person to be approached. As well as buying the Racing Car Teapot
moulds, he also acquired several other original novelty teapot moulds.
original moulds held pride of place in his personal collection for many
years, until one fateful day when Peter was contacted by a fellow collector
who was distraught over the accidental breakage of the lid to their original
Racing Car Teapot. Peter suggested a new lid could be cast from his original
mould; so a new lid was made, the first in over 50 years. Word soon got
around, and Peter started to receive numerous requests for the Racing
Car Teapot to be put back into production.
Teapots Ltd is no longer trading.