Vintage Large Royal Doulton Toby Character Mug King "Henry VIII" London Tower Handle
Description: This is a Beautiful hand-made and hand-decorated large figural mug by the Royal Doulton Company. This mug is titled "Henry VIII." The mug depicts the figure of King Henry VIII who ruled England in the period 1509 - 1547. The King's face is colored in flesh tone with a brown colored beard and mustache. The mug has an applied handle in the form of a stone tower, presumably the tower of London, where Henry the 8th used to imprison his wives before beheading them. The tower meets with the feather in the King's hat. The bottom of the mug is marked with the Royal Doulton mark and has the letter "C" impressed into it and the number "30" written in green under glaze. The mug is nicely glazed and has very vivid colors. It has purple, flesh tones, white, yellow, grays and black. A real nice piece which is very desirable by collectors of Toby Mugs. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: This mug is dated 1975 on the base.
Origin: England, Great Britain.
Size: The mug is ~6 1/2" high, ~7 1/2" at its widest including the handle, and the base is ~5" by ~4". The piece weighs about one pound thirteen 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 "HENRY VIII"; D6642; (c) Royal Doulton; Tableware Ltd. 1975. There is also the letter "C" impressed into the base and the number 30 in green under glaze. See the last photo for more details.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a real nice 43 years old piece in great condition, which is very desirable by collectors of Toby Mugs.
Condition: The Mug is in excellent condition. It has no chips, cracks, hairlines, crazing, or repairs. It is clean and was well taken care of. Please see photos for additional condition information and details.