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Blacksmith character jug - Royal Doulton 1963-1983

Blacksmith character jug modeled by David B. Biggs and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1963-1983. The smithy was an integral part of colonial Williamsburg. With forge and anvil, hammer and tongs, blacksmiths made agricultural tools for farmers and iron rims for wheelwrights and repaired many iron objects used by colonial residents. Their skills served customers as diverse as the miller, saddler, coach maker, and planter. For the household, blacksmiths cast, bent, welded, and riveted fireplace racks, andirons, pothooks, locks, utensils, and decorative wrought iron. A blacksmith's forge consisted of a raised brick hearth outfitted with bellows to feed its soft-coal fire and a hood to carry away the smoke. A hammer, anvil and pliers form the handle of the jug. The Blacksmith character jug was made in three sizes with this being the largest along with small (D6578) and miniature (D6585) sizes.

Maker:

Royal Doulton

England

1963-1983

Model #:

D6571

Characters from Williamsburg Collection

character jug

Size:

large

Height:

7 1/4"

Blacksmith character jug - Royal Doulton 1963-1983
Blacksmith character jug - Royal Doulton 1963-1983
Blacksmith character jug - Royal Doulton 1963-1983
Blacksmith character jug - Royal Doulton 1963-1983
Blacksmith character jug - Royal Doulton 1963-1983
Blacksmith character jug - Royal Doulton 1963-1983
Blacksmith character jug - Royal Doulton 1963-1983
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