This Tiny Character Jug from Royal Doulton depicts 'Sairey Gamp' from Dickens' novel "Martin Chuzzlewitt." Wearing her shawl and bonnet in the customary black with touches of red and yellow in the bow at her throat, and a dash of lime green in the kerchief tie at the top of her head. Her famed umbrella, which spurred the Victorians' nickname of a "Gamp," forms the handle of the tiny jug. One of the Original Twelve Tinies, Sairey Gamp was number D6146 and was produced from 1940 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 1/8 inches (add 1/4 inch for the handle) in diameter, and just 1 1/4 inches tall. The backstamp bears the circular "Royal Doulton Made In England" around a four-lobed square. It is in very good condition. I appreciate your interest! Please look for the rest of the Original Twelve Tinies to be listed at Maggie Belle's Memories soon!