Bill Sykes tiny character jug modeled by Michael Abberley and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1982-1989. 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. This jug was produced to commemorate the 170th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth.
Charles Dickens Commemorative Tiny Set