Don Quixote character jug modeled by Geoff Blower and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1957-1991. This Spanish knight-errant is one of the best-known creations of European literature. The epic "Don Quixote", written by Miguel de Cervantes de Saavedra at the start of the seventeenth century, tells the tale of a simple, dignified country gentleman of La Mancha who becomes crazed by the romantic tales of chivalry which surround him. As a result, he sets out on his trusty old steed, Rosinante, with the aim of righting the world's wrongs. Accompanied by his earthier squire, Sancho Panca, he becomes involved in a series of absurd adventures that ridicule the more tedious chivalric romances of the day. Recognized as a literary masterpiece full of sound philosophy and social comment, this tale has left its mark in the English language. The term quixotic refers to a romantic idealist, after the gallant role model, Don Quixote. A feather and shield form the handle of the jug. Along with this large size, a small size (D6460) and miniature size (D6511) were also produced.
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