1956 Large Royal Doulton Toby Character Mug "Don Quixote" D6455
Description: This is a Beautiful hand-made and hand-decorated Figural mug by the Royal Doulton Company. This mug is titled "Don Quixote." The mug depicts the figure of Don Quixote, the hero of the Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. The figure shows Don Quixote wearing a helmet with feathers on the back and one of the feathers being the handle. He is also wearing a button having a windmill (remember Don Quixote fought windmills thinking they were evil giants). He is a gray haired old man sporting a gray beard and mustache. The face is colored in nice flesh tones. The back of the mug shows the feathers in Don Quixote's helmet and is very nicely colored with beautiful gray, white and green tones. The bottom of the mug is marked with the Royal Doulton mark. The mug is nicely glazed and has very vivid colors. It has Flesh Tones, white, black, and Grays. An uncommon and real nice piece which is very desirable by collectors of Toby Mugs. Please carefully view the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: England, Great Britain
Size: ~7 3/8" high, ~6 1/2" at its widest including the handle, and the base is ~5 1/2" by ~3 3/4". The piece weighs a bit over 1 pound and 10 ounces.
Maker: Royal Doulton.
Marks: On the base in green under glaze the following markings. Royal Doulton Mark with a lion over a crown on top of a circle having four "D"s in its center and the words Made in England; Royal Doulton; England around it. It also has the words "Don Quixote" the D6455 then Corp 1956 below it. It also has the words Doulton & Co0. Limited and a series of numbers all in green color under glaze. See the last photo for more details.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a rather unusual and real nice piece which is very desirable by collectors of Toby Mugs. It would make a great addition to your collection.
Condition: The Mug is in excellent condition. It has no chips, cracks, crazing, or repairs. The piece could use a cleaning of the inside, but other than that it is solid and beautiful. Please see photos for additional condition details.