A vintage face jug of a cardinal with grey hair, scarlet robes and purple handle. Impressed (back): The Cardinal.
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.
Character: The Cardinal. D5614 (Issued: 1936-60)
Doulton and Company
(Burslem, Staffordshire & Lambeth, London, England, 1853-present) | Designer: Charles John Noke (1858-1941)
Black backstamp: A / Royal Doulton logo / Made in England / Royal Doulton / England.
Mid 20th century
Width 6.5 Depth 8 Height 6.75 inches