This Royal Doulton Loving Cup/Jug was designed by Charles Noke in 1936 as a dedication to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “The Village Blacksmith”, romanticizing the earnest, hardworking blacksmith in a small hamlet. One side of the Jug depicts the Blacksmith, the other depicts children coming home from school watching the flaming forge. The underside is marked with backstamp, title and edition number (511/600). Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807- 1882) was born in Portland, Maine, U. He became a professor of modern languages at Harvard and traveled extensively in Europe, being the guest of Charles Dickens in 1842. Most of his writing was romantic prose and “The Village Blacksmith” idealizes the image of the hard-working smithy at toil in a sleepy village. Two verses in particular are well illustrated on the Jug. Under a spreading chestnut tree. The village smithy stands. The smith, a mighty man is he. With large and sinewy hands. And the muscles of his brawny arms. Are strong as iron bands. And the children coming home from school. Look in the open door. They love to see the flaming forge. And hear the bellows roar. And catch the burning sparks that fly. Like chaff from a threshing floor. Featured on the base of the Jug’s handle is a milestone with the. Poem’s title on one side and LONG-FELLOW 1842 on the. Reverse, the date of the poem’s publication. In “Ballads And Other Poems”. A fabulous gift for the ” Poet ” in your life. Even if it happens to be you. Item: THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH JUG. Issued By: Royal Doulton. Height: 8 / 20 cm. Availability: Limited Edition of 600. Availability: This is No. Condition: Museum Quality / Looks Brand New. NO Chips, NO Cracks, NO Crazing, NO Restoration. From My Personal Collection. Displayed in Smoke-FREE , Pet-FREE Environment. Photos are of the ACTUAL Jug. Unless otherwise noted, all white spots on photos are. Reflections from camera flash and overhead lighting. This item has been listed for sale on other sites. Therefore, if you like it. Or MAKE AN OFFER. Before it’s gone! GreatDeals is not responsible for service transit. Transit times are provided by the carrier. Exclude weekends & holidays, and may vary. With package origin and destination. Particularly during peak periods. If an item arrives damaged, save the item and. Claim can be filed. If you do not save. The item “Royal Doulton VILLAGE BLACKSMITH JUG LOVING CUP / Noke 1936 LE 511/600 Excellent” is in sale since Wednesday, March 27, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Royal Doulton\Character, Toby Jugs”. The seller is “gateman*john” and is located in Gurnee, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Brand: Royal Doulton