Royal Doulton Large Mephistopheles Devil Character Toby Jug Old Mark D5757 For Sale
Royal Doulton Large Mephistopheles Character Jug
old black mark
6"h x 7" handle to spout x 5 1/4"d
Very goodcondition: no chips, cracks ormends. There is minor crazing most noticeablyon the interior and only apparent on the exterior if light shines on it a certain way. It is not noticeable from display distance. Please look at pictures.
Hard-to-find two-faced devil (as devils are) of Shakespear's Foust fame, this jug was issued in 1937 and with drawn in 1948. "The Doulton jug - a rare one nowadays - carries a couplet transltaed from the French of Rabelais: 'When the divil was sick, the devil a saint would be. When the devil got well, the devil a saint was he'" Source: Royal Doulton Character and Toby Jugs by Desmond Eyles, p. 100, 101.
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[Please note that the first numbers are inventory numbers...not the number of pieces in this lot!]
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