This Royal Doulton Kingswear jug is in beautiful, glossy condition and includes its original cork and hallmarked sterling silver stopper on its original chain attached to the handle. Measures 8 1/2" tall.
Also known as Doulton of Lambeth, Royal Doulton originated in 1815. During the early 20th century they made a variety of stoneware/pottery, some of which was decorated with golf scenes. This particular jug is one of their "Kingsware" pieces, as indicated by the muted terra-cotta colors.
Kingsware was developed by Charles Noke and produced between 1898 and
1939. No other factory in the world has been able to recreate the same
lustrous finish. Here's a bit of info off the web about Kingsware, from
the Doulton Collectors Club.com:
"One of the most collectible
Doulton wares remains Kingsware. Produced between 1898 and 1939,
Kingsware was the brain child of Burselm’s legendary Art Director
Charles Noke, and totally unique to Doulton and one which no other
factory has managed to replicate ever since. The unique effect was
achieved by painting the design in coloured slips on the inside of the
plaster mould, before adding the dark brown slip that would form the
body of the piece. Occasionally decanters were retailed with silver mounts and stoppers when produced for high-end gentlemen’s retailers. Such exclusive pieces were sold for a limited time at Christmas with a different title each Christmas."
indeed, the luster of this decanter is marvelous!