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Fat Boy face pot - Kevin Francis circa 2003

Fat Boy face pot produced by Kevin Francis Ceramics of Stoke-on-Trent, England, circa 2003. Joe, or the Fat Boy, is one of the inimitable characters depicted in the 1837 novel The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens. The servant of Mr. Wardle, his rotund form is no doubt due to his gargantuan appetite and somnolence. He falls asleep at every opportunity despite the calls of jolly old Wardle. Eatables and drinkables are all that will raise the Fat Boy from his slumber. His smile and downward glaze are undoubtedly due to his anticipation of a large helping of rook pie. The face pot quote is "Only a single line for Joe". For Joe, the Fat Boy, more renowned for eating than speaking in Charles Dickens' "Pickwick Papers" (1837), the message reads with deliberate irony.

Maker:

Kevin Francis Face Pots

England

circa 2003

Model #:

Derivative

face pot

Size:

small

Height:

2 1/4"

Fat Boy face pot - Kevin Francis circa 2003
Fat Boy face pot - Kevin Francis circa 2003
Fat Boy face pot - Kevin Francis circa 2003
Fat Boy face pot - Kevin Francis circa 2003
Fat Boy face pot - Kevin Francis circa 2003
Fat Boy face pot - Kevin Francis circa 2003
Fat Boy face pot - Kevin Francis circa 2003
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