Auld Mac ashpot designed by Harry Fenton and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, from 1938 to 1960. Auld Mac, or Owd Mac, typifies the hardworking men found toiling in the land or herding sheep in the Scottish hills. He has been the subject of numerous anecdotes about the canny, thrifty Scot as popularly conceived. In one music hall song popularized by Sir Henry Lauder he tells of a visit to London during which, before he even had time to turn around, "bang went 'oeur'ed". This song in turn is based on a Punch cartoon of December 1868. The caption running (to a townsman supposed to be in London on business): "E-eh, Mac! Ye're sune hame again!" Mac: "E-eh, its just a ruinous place, that! Mun, a had na' been there abune twa hoores when Bang-went Saxpence!" This phrase is inscribed on the rear of the jug. Early 1937-38 pieces are found with Owd Mac inscribed on the hat. The backstamp remained Owd Mac until 1945. The number 8292 is impressed on the bottom of this ashpot.
1938 - 1960