Dick Swiveller figurine produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1959-1968. Richard "Dick" Swiveller is a fictional character in the 1841 novel "The Old Curiosity Shop" by Charles Dickens. Initially, Swiveller is the easily manipulated friend of Frederick Trent, the clerk of Sampson Brass until he is dismissed, and the guardian and eventual husband of the Marchioness. He delights in quoting and adapting literature to describe his experiences. Laidback in character, he seems to have few worries despite owing money to just about everybody. Following Fred's departure from the story, Swiveller becomes more independent and eventually is seen as a strong force for good. His transformation from an idle and vacant youth to a key helpmate bridges the depiction of the main characters that are either mostly villainous or goodly in nature.
Charles Dickens Figurine Series