Miniature Vintage Royal Doulton "mr. Pickwick" Toby Mug Character Jug D6254 For SaleUP FOR OFFERMiniature Royal Doulton Character Jug "Mr. Pickwick" D6254
Royal Doulton of England is well-known for its spectacular and highly collectible Toby Jugs. What makes Royal Doulton Character Jugs unique is the vibrancy of the colors used, the creativity of the designer and the handle that depicts something of relevance to the person portrayed. This Miniature sized character jug is entitled "Mr. Pickwick" and is numbered D6254. Designed by Harry Fenton & David Harradine, it was issued for twenty years between 1947 - 1960.Mr. Pickwick is depicted wearing a green hat and coat & maroon bow tie. His handle is Plain.
This Character Jug is in excellent condition, no chips cracks, crazing or repairs.
Manufacturer: Royal Doulton
Product: Character Jug
Character: Mr. Pickwick
Modeler: Harry Fenton & Leslie Harradine
Produced: 1947 - 1960
Collection: Charles Dickens Character Series
Back-Stamp:Royal Doulton back-stamp for Authenticity
Colorway: Green, Maroon & White
Dimensions: 2.25" tall, 1.5" across, 2.25" back to front, 1.75" x 1.75" at the base, 1.75" x 1.5" at the opening & the handle is 1.25" approx
Weight: 2 Ounces
Book Value: $75.00
Condition: Great condition with vibrant colors.
This item makes a perfect gift for any lover of Royal Doulton or a serious collector. So don't miss your chance to own "Mr. Pickwick". Buy this item now and have it in a few days-ready to join your other collectibles on the fireplace mantle.
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A brief history of the Toby and Royal Doulton Character Mugs' origins......
The first Toby jugs were created in the 1700's. The first one known was in the form of a man sitting down wearing the traditional clothing of the time period (a tricorn hat, stock around his neck, breeches and buckled shoes.) The figure was normally created with a tankard, or large drinking glass made of pewter or silver with a single handle and lid. After this original figure there were creations of other stereotypical figures like a convict, miner, and a drunk parson or preacher.
The people given credit for creating the first Tobys as we know them were a father and son team from Staffordshire in England, though they were a far cry from the very vibrant and vividly colored ones we see today.
Doulton began making Toby jugs in the traditional manner dating back to 1815 but it wasn't until the 1920's when they added color. This inspired one of the Doulton artists named Charles Noke, to think about the Toby design in a different way. His vision had the jugs being more vibrant and stylish and included using only the head and shoulders of the character instead of the whole body. As inspiration for characters he used English literature, history, and legend. It was 1934 before the first of these character jugs was put into production. The first Doulton character was John Barleycorn.
Due to the success of John Barleycorn other mugs were soon to follow like: Old Charley, The Night Watchman, Sairey Gamp, Parson Brown and Dick Turpin. It was two years before a mug was created based on a real person. The first real person who had a mug created in their likeness was by Doulton artist Herry Fenton of John Peel, a famed huntsman who was immortalized in the song "Do Ye Ken John Peel"
The most common feature of Royal Doulton character jugs is their handles. The first jugs created by Doulton had plain handles. Through the years they became much more decorative. For example Dick Turpin, famed highway man had a gun for a handle, the jailor had a keys for his handle. It was in the 1950's when Max Henk became involved in their production that they gained even more creative and significant importance.<div style="text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><img height="21px" valign="middle" align="center"><font face="arial"
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