Large Royal Doulton Character Jug - The Elephant Trainer Prototype Colourway

This is an auction for a very rare prototype Royal Doulton Character Jug, The Elephant Trainer D6841

The jug was designed by Stanley J Taylor and measures 7 inches in height.

It differs from the regular jug in that the highlights are gold as opposed to yellow. An example of this jug is featured at Page 322 of the Mullins/Fastenau book 'A Century of Royal Doulton Character and Toby Jugs.

The base has 'Design Original Sample' alongside the regular backstamp.

It unfortunately has a slight blemish on the handle in the gold trim measuring less than half a centimetre which I have tried to show in photo 2.

A 100% refund is offered if for ANY reason you are not happy with the jug. In the event of such a return, unless the item is not as described, the Buyer pays return postage.

This jug is from my own personal collection. I have a large collection of prototype and colourway jugs, that every now and then I list for sale. This is supposed to be to downsize the collection, but any funds I receive in tend to get spent on more jugs!


The international postage cost is £20 to Europe and £30 to the rest of the world. This is due to the additional insurance necessary. I will also only accept payment via paypal unless the item is collected
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