A vintage, whimsical jug modelled as the bearded face of Shakespeare's fictional character Sir John Falstaff. With rose color tunic, black hat and side handle. Impressed (back of neck): Sir John Falstaff. Series: Characters from Literature. Issued: 1949-95. Model: D6287.
Originally designed in the potteries of Staffordshire England in the 1760s, Toby Jugs (Fillpots or Philpots) are modelled as seated or standing figures, typically jovial and intoxicated holding a beer, with a tricorn hat forming the spout and a handle on the back. These jugs also take the form of popular historical or fictional characters. Figural jugs modelled with only the head and shoulders are referred to as Character or Face Jugs.
Doulton and Company (Burslem, Staffordshire, England, 1853-present) | Designer: Harry Fenton
Black backstamp: Royal Doulton logo / Made in England / Falstaff / D 6287 / Copr 1949 / Doulton & Co Limited.
Width 7.25 Depth 6 Height 6.25 inches