A large Royal Doulton William Shakespeare Limited Edition mask jug designed by Charles Noke
A large Royal Doulton William Shakespeare Limited Edition mask jug designed by Charles Noke. Decorated to the exterior with a richly coloured frieze depicting various Shakespearean characters above rows of books, the masked lip depicting William Shakespeare enclosed within a band of laurels repeated as a band around the top and covering the loop handle decorated with tragedy and comedy masks and actors swords applied in relief. Printed with an inscription in green to the base reading 'William Shakespeare - Great for all time whose genius presented an unsurpassed gallery of riches to the ever lasting glory of the World's literature, the rarest essence of all human thought. Sweet Sawn of Avon' and printed with factory marks and numbered 756 with the production limited to 1000. 10.6 in (27 cm) height.
Auction Date: June 2014