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 tucked into his hat band and is nearly hidden by blending into the same color as his hat.
One of the Original Twelve Tinies, Paddy was designed by Harry Fenton, a top designer 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 called Toby mugs, this tiny, porcelain character jug measures just 1-inch in diameter and about 1-1/4 inches tall.
The back stamp reads "Royal Doulton - Made In England" encircling "Paddy" in black underglaze. Only the first six tinies had the name on the bottom. Paddy was mold number D6145. There are no condition issues.