This Tiny Character Jug from Royal Doulton depicts Paddy wearing a dark green coat with a red and yellow ascot over his white collar. His narrow brimmed brown hat angles up over his right eye, and his ever-present pipe is seen as a white patch tucked into his hat band.
One of the Original Twelve Tinies, Paddy was designed by Leslie Harradine and Harry Fenton, top designers for Royal Doulton. First issued in 1940, Tiny Character Jugs were difficult and expensive to produce because of their small size. Painting was done by the artist balancing the tiny jug on the end of his little finger. Production ceased during the War and resumed in 1947 until the Tinies were discontinued in 1960.
Sometimes mistakenly called Toby mugs, this tiny, porcelain character jug measures just 1 inch in diameter, and about 1 1/4 inches tall.
The backstamp is the circular "Royal Doulton Made In England" around a four-lobed square. Paddy was mold number D6145. Only the first six tinies had the name on the bottom. This Paddy was probably released in the later years of production since the name is not on the bottom.
There is no damage to this tiny Paddy.
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