Davy Crockett/Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna two-sided character jug trial colorway designed by Michael Abberley and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in 1985. Frontiersman Davy Crockett (1786 - 1836) and the Mexican General Santa Anna (1794 - 1876) were the antagonists at the famous Battle of the Alamo. In the early 19th century, Texas belonged to Mexico but proclaimed its independence in 1835 after General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna decreed a unified constitution. Three thousand men led by Santa Anna subsequently marched against Fort Alamo in San Antonio, Texas where, after a thirteen-day siege in March of 1836, all 187 Texans stationed at the Fort were massacred, including the legendary Davy Crockett. A farmer, marksman, bear hunter and finally politician who was elected to Congress, the "King of the Wild Frontier" became a popular martyr and national hero. The overwhelming defeat of the Texans was avenged by Sam Houston at San Jacinto where the Mexicans were overpowered, and Santa Anna taken prisoner. Santa Anna was released within a year and returned to Mexico, but Texas had finally achieved its independence from Mexico, later to become the 28th state to join the United States. An arch from the Alamo forms the handle of this jug.
The Antagonists' Collection