Royal Doulton Dickens "The Old Curiosity Shop " Pitcher 800ml Black 'A' 1939-55 For Sale
Royal Doulton Dickens "The Old Curiosity Shop " Pitcher 800ml Black 'A' 1939-55: $45.0
Royal Doulton of England has produced this delightful pitcher right out of a Charles Dickens story. Called the 'Old Curiosity Shop' it depicts in true colors a gentleman leading a little girl and on the backside is an older woman. Along the bottom edge of the pitcher the gentleman is identified as 'Grandfather' and the girl is 'Nell' and the older woman is 'The Marchioness'. Above Nell and Grandfather read 'Old Curiosity Shop' while on the window to the right of grandfather's hat is the word Curio's. This pitcher measures 6.75" from spout to handle tips and is 5.25" high and 4.25" wide. It holds about 3.5 cups (800ml). The Maker's Mark on the bottom is the black stamp of Royal Doulton which came in use in 1930. The A mark to the left of the crown was used from 1938 to 1955. I would estimate that this was made about 1954-1955 because of the small #28 to the right of the crown. The A and the numbers made up a dating system that required adding 1927 to the stamped number to arrive at an approximate date. This pitcher is in mint condition with no flaws found. The colors are all still bright with all glazing intact. A great collectible!! Please Note: I try to describe all of my items as completely and accurately as possible and provide many photos from various angles for your inspection. If you have any questions please ask before purchase as all sales are considered final. Reasonable offers will be considered.