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Royal Doulton Character Toby Jug "Gone Away" #D6538 Mug
Royal Doulton created hundreds of high quality, life-like character jugs. Amongst them is the famous "Gone Away" with his fox. His copyright date is 1959. He has the "Made in England" Royal Doulton mark. This pitcher is 4 inches tall and he is in excellent condition, free of any chips or cracks.
A bit of Royal Doulton History:
John Doulton invested his life's savings of £100 in 1815. He started the company with Martha Jones and John Watts at a stoneware factory in Lambeth, London. The business specialized in making stoneware articles, including decorative bottles and salt glaze sewer pipes. The company took the name Doulton in 1853. By this time Doulton was popular for stoneware and ceramics, under the artistic direction of John Slater who worked with figurines, decorative pieces, and character jugs. Doulton products came to the attention of the Royal Family in 1901 when King Edward sold the Burslem factory allowing Doulton to adopt the new logo and a new name, Royal Doulton. The company added products during the first half of the 20th century while manufacturing fashionable and high quality bone china. The Lambeth factory closed in 1956.
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