I have for sale, from my own private collection, a wonderful Limited Edition Art Deco Jug. Produced in 1933 only this is number 345 of an Edition of 1000. The jug depicts various characters from his plays in relief with the spout modelled as a mask of Shakespeare. The handle bears the masks of Comedy and Tragedy together with two swords. One of a series of Limited Edition Jugs produced by Doulton Burslem in the Art Deco period and designed by Charles Noke. The jug comes complete with its original Certificate of Authenticity, hand signed by Noke. Fully Marked to the base with the Royal Doulton Lion and Crown in black, together with a Shakespeare inscription and ink drawn portrait. Standing at 10 1/2 ins tall. Would make a fantastic addition to any serious Royal Doulton collection. EXCELLENT CONDITION, WITH NO CHIPS, CRACKS, OR RESTORATION. There is some very light glaze crazing to the base totally commensurate with its age. The Certificate has a couple of tears which do not detract. Please note that any white flashes are camera reflections. Please check out my other Doulton offerings including Rare Character jugs, Figurines, Kingsware and Flambe. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK! I HAVE BEEN COLLECTING DOULTON FOR OVER 25 YEARS AND HAVE ALWAYS HAD A WEAKNESS (SOME WOULD SAY AN OBSESSION) FOR CHARACTER / TOBY JUGS, KINGS WARE, SERIES WARE AND FIGURINES ESPECIALLY PRE 1980’S PIECES. HAVING RETIRED EARLY IN 2006, DUE TO POOR HEALTH, I HAVE HAD A LOT MORE TIME TO DEVOTE TO MY HOBBY /COLLECTION AND ENJOY NOTHING MORE THAN SCOURING ANTIQUES FAIRS, AUCTIONS AND E-BAY FOR INTERESTING PIECES. I LOVE CONVERSING WITH OTHER COLLECTORS WORLDWIDE. THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW TO DISCOVER! YOU CAN MESSAGE ME ON E-BAY. MANY THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST. The item “Royal Doulton William Shakespeare Art Deco Jug RARE L/E 345/1000 C. O. A 1933 Only” is in sale since Saturday, April 09, 2016. This item is in the category “Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Porcelain/ China\Royal Doulton\Character/ Toby Jugs”. The seller is “johnhat1″ and is located in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Manufacturer/ Type: Royal Doulton
- Sub-Type: Limited Edition Jug
- Material: Earthenware
- Date: 1920-1939 (Art Deco)
- Product Type: Jugs
- Use: Decorative
- Boxed/ Unboxed: Unboxed