The Figure Collector character jug modeled by Robert I. Tabbenor and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in 2001 for the Royal Doulton International Collectors Club. The Figure Collector is an avid enthusiast and collector of Royal Doulton figurines. He is a distinguished and educated man, carefully researching and selecting the next addition to his collection. Like character jugs, Royal Doulton figures are the most sought after of all produced by its competitors. Although the genesis of Royal Doulton figurative sculpture harks back to the nineteenth century works of George Tinworth, it was Charles Noke who in the early twentieth century brought it to the forefront. As chief modeler, Noke began after 1909 to employ independent artists and sculptors to develop the famed HN range. Notable among these were Leslie Harradine and Peggy Davies. Throughout the years, Royal Doulton figures have achieved international acclaim for their sustained high standards. A figure collectors book and RDICC logo form the handle of this jug.