Further details and of this actual Prototype can be found on page 86 of A Century of Royal Doulton Character Jugs by Steve Mullins and David Fastenau and on page 14 in the 2018 Supplement to that book. In pristine condition and just over 8 and a half inches in height. Clint Eastwood is slightly larger then the usual large size character jug and makes for a very striking addition to any collection for its size alone never mind it's provenance. Commissioned in the late 80's by Nick Tzimas of UKI ceramics (an old friend of ours) Clint as Joe in the film "A Fist full of Dollars" was meant to be part of a ten set collection of Film Stars to be released by Doulton. Despite all ten actors and actresses being modeled and developed - all with the same style film title handle - Doulton was unable to secure all the individual licenses and personal approvals from the individual actors or film companies.
Rumor is that Clark Gable was the hold out but we suspect that was just started by Charlton Heston. Whatever the truth of the matter, the collection was never released and only a few prototypes of each were ever seen.
As everyone knows it is always difficult to price pieces like this so we are starting off with what we think is a relatively high price and are opening it up to offers. Go as low or as high as you like with your offers - each will be considered and who knows? It could be yours but don't delay putting in an offer if your interested! The Museum is currently closed to the public due to this damn pandemic but we will be re opening as soon as the safety guidelines allow. Check out our face book page to see more of our outstanding collection of Toby Jugs and the rest of the Doulton Prototype Celebrity Collection.
The item "Royal Doulton Clint Eastwood 1989 Prototype Character Jug Museum sale" is in sale since Saturday, November 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Royal Doulton\Character, Toby Jugs". The seller is "americantobyjugmuseum" and is located in Evanston, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Australia.