A vintage face jug of Shakespeare modelled with a feather quill and inkwell handle. Series: Shakespeare. Model: D6689. Issued: 1983-91.
Originally designed in the potteries of Staffordshire England in the 1760s, Toby Jugs (Fillpots or Philpots) are modelled as seated or standing figures, typically jovial and intoxicated holding a beer, with a tricorn hat forming the spout and a handle on the back. These jugs also take the form of popular historical or fictional characters. Figural jugs modelled with only the head and shoulders are referred to as Character or Face Jugs.
Doulton and Company (Burslem, Staffordshire, England, 1853-present) | Designer: Michael Abberley
Backstamp: logo, Hand made and hand decorated / Royal Doulton / The Shakespearean Collection / William Shakespeare / D6689 / Modelled by Michael Abberley / © Royal Doulton Tableware Limited 1982
Width 7 Depth 7 Height 7.25 inches