An extremely rare (unique) Royal Doulton, prototype design trial, character jug / toby mug of General Eisenhower. This large jug was modeled by William K Harper and hand-painted in England. The production version numbers D6937 and was created as a limited edition of 1000 in 1993.Dwight D Eisenhower was a U.S general & military leader who became a popular president, serving two terms. During WWII Eisenhower speedily climbed the ranks to become Allied Military Commander. He was later named Supreme Commander of the Allied European Expeditionary Force.This Character Jug differs from the standard production model in that the shield on the handle reads 'Supreme Allied Commander European Forces 1944' instead of SHAEF (which stands for Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces). The stars on Eisenhower's hat and the letters US are blue instead of the standard black. In addition in the production model the flag pole is white where as in this version it has black, the tie pin of Eisenhower is gold in this version it is yellow and the medals on Eisenhower's uniform are slightly different. In the production model three of Eisenhower's titles are listed on the base so it is clear Royal Doulton had a number of aspects of his military career they wanted to mention and of course only one of them could be in his shield. As this character jug is a design trial it would have been produced in 1992.This jug is featured in the supplement to a Century of Royal Doulton by Stephen Mullins, on page 41.This is the only known example of this design trial that has been identified. It was brokered to us via Stephan Mullins. Another design trial with a different handle that has the SHAPE Emblem on it exists and resides in the Toby Jug Museum.General Eisenhower stands approximately 6 1/2 inches tall (large) and is in very good condition (no cracks, crazing or chips). There is some minor paint flakes to the blue over glaze letter S's on each side of the uniform (which is how it was released from the archives). There is no stamp at all to the base.Domestic: Flat-rate of $90.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.Location: This item ships from Israel
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