Very RARE Royal Doulton Large Churchill English Bulldog TRINITY CAP ca 1941 WW2
Bulldog with union flag and trinity cap 18 cm high. He was designed by Charles Noke in 1941. His spirit obviously helped create this perfect symbol of true British grit. Associated with British prime minister Winston Churchill and his great leadership during the Second World War. This is the largest and rarest size figurine of Churchill's British bulldog plus it has the smoked cigar variant maybe a one off! A further two models of Bulldogs were produced at this time representing Winston Churchill, the famous British wartime leader and national hero, wearing different headgear and smoking his familiar cigar! In 1941, Royal Doulton went on to produce a series of seated Bulldogs with union jacks draped on their backs. Representing and helping to promote the national feeling during this difficult period in history. Versions of bulldogs draped in union jack flags were actually produced earlier as advertising flasks for alcohol retailers. There are other very rare variations of Doulton bulldogs to be found including one with an eye patch and another in a Khaki glaze with the familiar union jack on its back. It is thus not surprising to see that this famous Doulton hero has been adopted as the spirit of British survival and given a starring role in the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, where he survives an assassination attempt on M in London, England.
He measures 18 cm high by 21 cm long and 12 cm across at his front paws. The item "Very RARE Royal Doulton Large Churchill English Bulldog TRINITY CAP ca 1941 WW2" is in sale since Monday, July 8, 2019.
This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Porcelain/China\Royal Doulton\Figures". The seller is "dervaird007" and is located in glenluce. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Colour: Blue
- Material: Porcelain/ China
- Use: Decorative
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Object Type: Character/Toby Jug
- Year of Manufacture: 1941
- Sub-Type: Dogs
- Collection: WW2
- Date Range: 1940-1959
- Boxed/ Unboxed: Unboxed
- Manufacturer/ Type: Royal Doulton