Rich Man and Poor Man two-sided teapot prototype modeled by Anthony Cartlidge and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in 2003. A rich man is a man of wealth, whether inherited or acquired through his own hard work. Sometimes depicted as a miser and at other times as generous, this gentleman does not want for anything money can buy. A poor man is a man of destitution either through his own lack of initiative or the unfortunate circumstances of a cruel world. Often forced to begging for scraps of food and living on the street, this poor soul lives from day to day on the generosity of others. The Rich Man and Poor Man teapot depicts the contrast of wealth as referred to in the English counting game "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar, Thief". An overflowing trash can forms the handle of the teapot while bottle of champagne forms the spout.