Collectors have long responded to the lure of the loving cups and prestige jugs produced at Doulton’s during the 1930s. These impressive pieces mark the zenith of Charles Noke’s achievements as a modeler and were chosen as Doulton’s first limited editions. The majority of the loving cups and jugs stand around 10 inches high and the scene unfolds in relief, painted in glowing under-glaze colors. The iconic subjects reflect many of the characters who were later portrayed as jugs so it is not surprising that many collectors use them as display centerpieces. These prestige pieces were ideal for celebrating important historical and royal events in Britain and overseas, making them popular with collectors of commemoratives.