DESCRIPTION: This Jug “The Guardsman” was modelled by Stanley James Taylor and produced in 1986. It depicts a Grenadier Guard of the Queen’s Guard (Foot Guards). The Queen’s Guards have guarded the Sovereign and Royal Palaces since 1660.

The face of this Character Jug, with piercing blue eyes, is youthful but unblinking. This soldier is wearing his uniform with distinctive scarlet coat and tall bearskin cap with white plume on left. The handle represents his bayonet.

Royal Doulton is the name used on Doulton and Company pottery made from 1902 to the present and represents the world’s best in pottery design and manufacturing. Toby Jugs have been around since the early 18th Century and were typical pouring vessels at local English pubs and taverns. By the early to late 20th century, Toby and Character Jugs were produced by approx. 200 makers including Doulton and Company.

Why I like it: I still recall my first Character Jug purchase (“Old Salt”) and if you don’t yet collect them, I think it’s a worthwhile adventure. Each jug represents historic significance and defines a moment in time. When displayed in your home’s gathering place or bar, your collection is sure to start conversations that are reminiscent, inquisitive, and perhaps… a glimpse into the story of your life.

DIMENSIONS: 6” (width at base) x 8”h

BACKSTAMP(S): Royal Doulton, Hand Made and Hand Decorated, Made in England, D6755, Chelsea Pensioner, Modelled By Stanley James Taylor, 1986 Royal Doulton

CIRCA: 1986

CONDITION: Excellent to Very Good. No chips, cracks, crazing, or repairs.

RDCTJ TG 2402 C1
Pottery, Decorative
Royal Doulton, Taylor, Smith and Taylor
England • English
Figurines, Jugs

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Large Royal Doulton Character (Toby) Jug “The Guardsman” by Stanley James Taylor


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