This Tiny Character Jug from Royal Doulton depicts 'Mr. Pickwick.' A proper Englishman, Mr. Pickwick is the hero of "The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club" a novel published in 1837 by Charles Dickens. He wears a deep green coat and hat, and a lighter bowtie around his turned-up white collar. His bespectacled chubby face wears a pleasant expression. One of the Original Twelve Tinies, Mr. Pickwick, number D6260, was designed by Leslie Harradine and Harry Fenton and produced from 1947 to 1960. These 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 1-inch in diameter (add 1/4 inch for the handle) and 1-1/4 inches tall.
The backstamp bears the circular "Royal Doulton Made In England" around a four-lobed square.
There are no condition issues.