This Beswick – England Merry Wives Of Windsor” hand painted Falstaff Mug shows on one side a raised depiction of Falstaff, he appears to be in a public house as jugs are depicted hanging from the wall and diamond shape window panes can also be seen around the piece. Around the foot of the mug is text shows ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ and ‘Pistol with Wit or Steel’. The item is in excellent condition and of particular good colour, with no damage, foxing or crazing. The pattern number 1127 is impressed on the base also the usual Beswick factory mark. Height 100mm and 75mm in diameter. This item was first produced in 1948.