Originally introduced in 1939 for a very brief period, Doulton once again introduced character teapots in 1988 with Old Salt pictured. Once again it was a remodelled character jug personality that provided inspiration for the piece.
Thereafter other famous Doulton characters appeared including the Balloon Man and Woman Teapot based on those two famous figures. The difference being with these new teapots was that whilst Old Salt was a RDICC exclusive, many of the other new models weren’t but were limited edition pieces.
Whilst many characters were produced to a prototype stage, they never reached full production so the range was originally intended to be quite extensive.