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ROYAL DOULTON CHARACTER JUG, THE CLOWN BLACK HAIR

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ROYAL DOULTON CHARACTER JUG, THE CLOWN BLACK HAIR
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Description
Rare not produced variation of the clown painted with black hair.
This unique color trial is photographed and detailed in A Century of Royal Character & Toby Jugs by Stephen M. Mullins Schiffer Publishing, With Royal Doulton mark to underside and Rd No 810520.The Black-Haired Clown, A Very Rare Doulton Character Jug designed by Harry Fenton, circa 1937 this jug was produced in very limited numbers (less than five) and presented to the Bob Pender troupe of `Knockabout Comedians' who were popular theatrical performers in the 1920's and 30's. Pender himself was known as `The Great Drury Lane Clown' and his trademark was a clown's head of black hair. The Impressionist and Comedian Peter Cavanagh acquired the jug from Pender and it passed by family line to it's current owner. A young Archie Leach was also a member of Pender's troupe and a family member recalls lending Leach 30 to make his fortune in America. He later changed his name to Cary Grant.

Artist: Harry Fenton
Issued: 1937
Dimensions: 7.5"H
Manufacturer: Royal Doulton
Country of Origin: England
Condition
Overall good
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ROYAL DOULTON CHARACTER JUG, THE CLOWN BLACK HAIR

Estimate $4,000 - $5,000
Oct 05, 2019
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0080: ROYAL DOULTON CHARACTER JUG, THE CLOWN BLACK HAIR

Sold for $7,750
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Est. $4,000 - $5,000Starting Price $1,000
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Oct 05, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0080 Details

Description
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Rare not produced variation of the clown painted with black hair.
This unique color trial is photographed and detailed in A Century of Royal Character & Toby Jugs by Stephen M. Mullins Schiffer Publishing, With Royal Doulton mark to underside and Rd No 810520.The Black-Haired Clown, A Very Rare Doulton Character Jug designed by Harry Fenton, circa 1937 this jug was produced in very limited numbers (less than five) and presented to the Bob Pender troupe of `Knockabout Comedians' who were popular theatrical performers in the 1920's and 30's. Pender himself was known as `The Great Drury Lane Clown' and his trademark was a clown's head of black hair. The Impressionist and Comedian Peter Cavanagh acquired the jug from Pender and it passed by family line to it's current owner. A young Archie Leach was also a member of Pender's troupe and a family member recalls lending Leach 30 to make his fortune in America. He later changed his name to Cary Grant.

Artist: Harry Fenton
Issued: 1937
Dimensions: 7.5"H
Manufacturer: Royal Doulton
Country of Origin: England
Condition
...
Overall good

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