Buccaneer VI character jug produced by David Sharp Pottery of Rye, England, circa 1980. Buccaneers were a kind of privateers or free sailors particular to the Caribbean Sea during the 17th and 18th centuries. First established on northern Hispaniola as early as 1625, their heyday was from the Restoration in 1660 until about 1688, during a time when governments were not strong enough and did not consistently attempt to suppress them. This buccaneer was modelled on Sharp's drinking companions, and most were to be seen in the flesh walking around Rye. A part of the Buccaneers of Britain Series, these were not a great commercial success, being large and ugly - not right for the time but are now very collectable. A buccaneer-related verse was attached to the bottom of every jug. The buccaneer's hair forms the handle of this jug.
David Sharp Pottery
Buccaneers of Britain Series