Chanticleer toby jug produced by Grimwades of Stoke-on-Trent, England, circa 1940 with is Royal Winton tradename. "The Nun's Priest's Tale" is one of The Canterbury Tales by the Middle English poet Geoffrey Chaucer. Composed in the 1390s, it is a beast fable and mock epic based on an incident in the Reynard cycle. The fable concerns a world of talking animals who reflect both human perception and fallacy. Its protagonist is Chanticleer, a proud rooster who dreams of his approaching doom in the form of a fox. The story of Chanticleer and the Fox became further popularized in Britain over time. The Chanticleer's tail feathers form the handle of the jug. This toby jug is part of a Chanticleer tea service that also includes a teapot and sugar bowl.