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The McCallum Kingsware character jug - Royal Doulton circa 1930

The McCallum Kingsware character jug produced by produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, circa 1930. The McCallum character jug was produced as a promotional item for the D&J McCallum Distillery in Scotland. McCallum is a Scottish surname, meaning in Gaelic "Son of Columba", with a long history. One of the earliest records of the name was Reginald MacCallum of Corbarron who was made the hereditary constable of Craignish Castle in 1414. Today the name is commonly found through Ulster and the western isles of Scotland. The McCallum image has been a key part of the distillery's branding for many years. Only 1,000 to 1,500 of these jugs were produced in the Kingsware finish, which is a distinctive treacle-brown glaze developed by Charles J. Noke in the early 1900s and used primarily for whiskey flasks. The jug exists in different colorways and was produced by other manufacturers from an almost identical design.

Maker:

Royal Doulton

England

circa 1930

Model #:

D270

character jug

Size:

large

Height:

7"

The McCallum Kingsware character jug - Royal Doulton circa 1930
The McCallum Kingsware character jug - Royal Doulton circa 1930
The McCallum Kingsware character jug - Royal Doulton circa 1930
The McCallum Kingsware character jug - Royal Doulton circa 1930
The McCallum Kingsware character jug - Royal Doulton circa 1930
The McCallum Kingsware character jug - Royal Doulton circa 1930
The McCallum Kingsware character jug - Royal Doulton circa 1930
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