George Tinworth character jug modeled by William K. Harper and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in 1995 for the Royal Doulton International Collectors Club. Royal Doulton's famous sculptor in terracotta, George Tinworth (1843-1913), from childhood wished to be a sculptor. In 1864 he entered the Royal Academy Schools where he obtained various medals and exhibited his first work in 1866. His teacher introduced him to Henry Doulton, whose firm employed Tinworth as the first artist in the fledgling art studio in the Lambeth factory. Tinworth would remain with Doulton for the rest of his life. The bulk of his work consisted of hundreds of terracotta panels showing Biblical scenes. His work included many for various churches in England and abroad as well as the Amazon Vase, a fountain for Kensington Park in South London, now destroyed except for a single extant pillar, and religious panels in the Museum of Garden History. Tinworth vases are much sought after today and collectors are particularly fond of his humorous animal groups. A frog sitting on mouse's back forms the handle of the jug.