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Royal Doulton Kingsware Jug with Pipe-Smoker and a Witticism

$ 525
  • Description
    This Kingsware jug by Royal Doulton depicts a pub visitor in the satirical style of William Hogarth and is inscribed with a humorous saying. On one side, the pub-goer has a self-satisfied, content expression and is dressed in prosperous rural attire while smoking a long-handled white clay pub pipe. On the other side is a hand-written saying: "It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright." The decorative geometrical swirls are in he Art Nouveau taste. Charles Noke, the Art Director and main designer at Royal Doulton, developed Kingsware at the company to compete in the Art Pottery markets with the tastes of the Aesthetic Movement, Art Nouveau, and Arts & Crafts styles in mind. Kingsware, a Noke-created technological innovation unique to Royal Doulton, is especially noted for its lustrous brown glaze featuring underglaze amber-colored and polychrome raised details, which were painted on the inside of the mold before firing. This line of Royal Doulton Art Pottery became a major collecting field in the early twentieth century. Kingsware was in production from 1898 to 1939. On the bottom are stilt marks from the kiln firing, and the stamped black hallmark of a crowned lion standing on a larger crown over a medallion inscribed with the words "Royal Doulton England", which dates the piece to 1898-1911.
    This jug is typical of the high quality of workmanship at Royal Doulton, and the sense of humor and playfulness of Charles Noke.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Notes: Hallmark stamped on the bottom as seen in the photograph
    Origin: England
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: Molded and glazed pottery
    Condition: Good. No blemishes or imperfections
    Creation Date: 1900
    Styles / Movements: Aesthetic Movement, Traditional, Victorian
    Patterns: Geometric, Textured, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: D206-176-PL
    Incollect Reference #: 702346
  • Dimensions
    W. 5.5 in; H. 6.25 in; D. 4 in;
    W. 13.97 cm; H. 15.88 cm; D. 10.16 cm;
Message from Seller:

Robert James Walsh & Company is a thirty-year-old Vermont business dealing in antiques, art, and modernism. Robert Walsh, owner, is also an Accredited Member of Appraisers Association of America, as well as a respected consultant. We have participated in many international trade shows in the US and Canada.

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