Bill Sikes character jug modeled by Stanley J. Taylor and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 1994 limited edition of 2,500 commissioned by Lawleys By Post. Bill Sykes, the brutal thug and murderer from Charles Dickens' novel "Oliver Twist", is a professional thief who sells his ill-gotten gain to Fagin to make his living. Violent and aggressive, he brings Oliver Twist into various nefarious schemes with Fagin's urging. Approximately thirty-five years old, he does have a softer side, maintaining a relationship with Nancy, although he does not love her very much. His life ends as brutally as he lived it, for when the police are moving to arrest him, he falls down from the roof of a house and is killed. A pistol and dog Bull's-eye form the handle of this jug.
Charles Dickens Character Collection