This Tiny Character Jug from Royal Doulton depicts " Auld Mac" in his tam-o-shanter complete with the pom-pom on the top, greenish-brown coat and walking stick handle, his rugged and ruddy complexion are testament to his rough life. His crooked nose is mirrored in his crooked 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. One of the Original Twelve Tinies, it is said that Auld Mac was designed after a song by Sir Harry Lauder called "Bang Went Saxpence." By one of Royal Doulton's top designers, Harry Fenton, Tiny Auld Mac number D6257 was produced between 1947 and 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 (add 3/8 inch for the handle) and just 1-1/4 inches tall. The backstamp bears the circular "Royal Doulton Made In England" around a four-lobed square. There is also an artist's mark, "23."
There are no condition issues.