This cute little character jug is the owl, Old Mr. Brown, with his friend, Squirrel Nutkin, forming the handle, from the Beatrix Potter storybook characters. This piece was issued from 1987-1992. The backstamp is similar to the Beswick BP-3c backstamp but with the edition of the signature likeness of John Beswick, which Royal Doulton started adding about 1988, after they bought the Beswick company. It apparently is a variation of the BP-4 backstamp although it does not have the Royal Doulton name on it. The jug is 3" high and 3.5" wide including the handle. The piece is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs.
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