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Chelsea Pensioner character jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1965

Chelsea Pensioner character jug produced by Shaw and Copestake of Longton, England, circa 1965 using its SylvaC tradename. Chelsea Pensioner is the popular name given inhabitants of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London. Although long rumored that Nell Gwynne, mistress of Charles II, suggested its foundation, credit goes properly to the Paymaster General of the Armed Forces who recommended its creation as a home for disabled soldiers. Founded by Charles II in 1682, the hospital was opened in 1692 and is maintained as a home for the "boys of the old brigade," retired veterans of numerous campaigns, who are often seen out in the grounds and on ceremonial occasions proudly wearing their bright red uniforms and glittering medals. A shrubbery forms the handle of the jug.

Maker:

Shaw and Copestake

England

circa 1965

Model #:

4493

character jug

Size:

medium

Height:

4 1/4"

Chelsea Pensioner character jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1965
Chelsea Pensioner character jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1965
Chelsea Pensioner character jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1965
Chelsea Pensioner character jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1965
Chelsea Pensioner character jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1965
Chelsea Pensioner character jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1965
Chelsea Pensioner character jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1965
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