London, South Kensington
26 April 2001
A Wilkinson Ltd character jug of Sir Winston Churchill
designed by Clarice Cliff, wearing uniform, modelled seated on a British bulldog and a flag, holding a battleship in his hands, on a square base inscribed GOING INTO ACTION AND MAY GOD DEFEND THE RIGHT, No. 173, printed marks, dated for 1941 (some light glaze crazing) -- 30cm. high
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Cf. Surgeon Captain P. D. Gordon Pugh, Naval Ceramics (1971), pl. 82.
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