This Royal Doulton Large Character Jug depicts Auld Mac wearing his green woolen Tam-o'Shanter complete with the pom-pom on the top. Wearing a brown coat, his rugged and ruddy complexion are testament to his rough life. His crooked nose is mirrored in his twisted smile, and he wears a deep salt and pepper beard that matches his bushy eyebrows and the locks of hair that peek out from beneath his cap. His crooked walking stick forms the handle.
It is believed that Auld Mac was designed after a song by Sir Harry Lauder called "Bang Went Saxpence," which is inscribed beneath Auld Mac's name on the back of his cap.
Made by Royal Doulton sometime between 1941 and 1955, this large Bone China character jug measures 6-1/4 inches tall, and 7-3/4 inches across the handle and spout by 5-inches deep.
The backstamp bears the familiar Royal Doulton lion and crown over circle in green underglaze with an uppercase A at the left. The A indicates the production years.
Obviously once used as a planter, there is a bit of green florist's clay in the bottom. There are no other condition issues.
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