Offered here is another Tiny Character Jug from Royal Doulton that depicts "John Peel," the first non-fiction character jug. A famous English huntsman, John Peel was a British Master of Foxhounds in the early 1800's. He was also known for his excellent hospitality. Ready for the hunt, he wears a black top hat, maroon red coat, and black ascot. His grey riding crop forms the handle of this tiny jug.
One of the harder-to-find of the Original Twelve Tinies, John Peel was designed by Harry Fenton as number D6259 and was produced from 1947 to1960. 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 just 1-inch (add 1/4 inch for the handle) in diameter, and it is 1-1/4 inches tall.
The backstamp bears the circular "Royal Doulton Made In England" around a four-lobed square.
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