Shaving Mug Of Playwright Robert E. Sherwood
Occupational Shaving Mug of Playwright Robert E. Sherwood
Porcelain with polychrome painted scene from Robert Sherwood's Pulitzer Prize winning play, Idiot's Delight (1936), inscribed on either side of the playwright's initials, R.E.S. A comic looking man is reclining on the ground, and his legs are twisted several times over. He is ten times the size of a tiny soldier that stands before him. Marked Germany.
Robert Emmet Sherwood (1896 - 1955) was not only a playwright, but also an editor, screenwriter and speech writer for FDR, which led to his writing Roosevelt and Hopkins for which he won the 1949 Pulitzer for Biography. In addition, Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1938) and There Shall Be No Night (1940) both won Pulitzers for Drama. Sherwood was also in demand as a Hollywood screenwriter, but much of his work in that venue is uncredited.
Gilt almost 100%. Excellent condition.