Offered for sale is a large Royal Doulton character jug entitled "Dick Turpin" designed by Charles Noke and Harry Fenton, issued 1940 – 1960.
Dick Turpin (1705 – 1739) joined forces with fellow highwayman Tom King, whom he accidentally shot. Before he died, King betrayed him. Dick Turpin was hanged in 1739 for the murder of an Epping Forest gamekeeper.
This an early Royal Doulton 1st version character jug . The letter 'A' to the left of the crown on the backstamp was a mark added to pieces between c1939-1955.
The second version of Dick Turpin was designed by D. Biggs and he is wearing a mask and is still in production.