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Fat Boy character jug produced by Hall Brothers of Longton, England, circa 1950 using their tradename Radnor Bone China. From Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers, published in monthly parts between March 1836 and October 1837, Joe, also known as The Fat Boy, is the servant of Mr. Wardle who has an amazing ability to fall asleep anytime, unless he's eating. Wardle has been quoted as saying "Damn that boy; he's gone to sleep again."
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