In perfect condition and standing 5 and a 3/4 inches high with the Property of royal Doulton prototype backstop. This is one of only three known prototypes of the original design for the release of the John Lennon character jug in 1984. As you can see from the comparison photos of the final production piece this prototype is a completely different model with a handle reflecting the Sergeant Pepper Beatles period and a slightly different likeness of John. Apparently Royal Doulton after completing the development thought the actual release (shown in picture 2) would sell just as well without the expensive accoutrements.
Further details and pictures of this John Lennon can be found on page 10 of the 2018 supplement A Century of Royal Doulton Character Jugs by Steve Mullins and David Fastenau. As everyone knows it is always difficult to price pieces like this so we are starting off with what we think is a relatively high price and are opening it up to offers. Go as low or as high as you like with your offers - each will be considered and who knows? The Museum is currently closed to the public due to the pandemic but we will be re opening as soon as the safety guidelines allow. Check out our face book page to see more of our outstanding collection of Toby Jugs and look out for our future auctions.
The item "John Lennon Doulton Prototype Character Jug Toby Unique Museum Beatles sale" is in sale since Wednesday, March 31, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Royal Doulton\Character, Toby Jugs". The seller is "americantobyjugmuseum" and is located in Evanston, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.