Fletcher Christian character jug modeled by Robert I. Tabbenor and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 1997 limited edition of 2,500 commissioned by Lawleys By Post. Fletcher Christian (1764-1800) is legendary for his leadership of the mutiny against Captain William Bligh of the Bounty in 1789. Christian went to sea at eighteen and sailed several times under Bligh. The Bounty set sail for the Pacific in December, 1787, to transport breadfruit trees to the West Indies, with Christian serving as first mate. There is little doubt that his feelings for Maimiti, a young woman in the port of Pitcairn where the Bounty had put in for a time, helped to convince him to take the ship from Bligh. After leading the mutiny and setting Bligh and eighteen supporters adrift, Christian and the mutineers returned to Pitcairn Island where he and eight others burned the Bounty and founded a colony that remained undiscovered until 1808. Christian was murdered by the Pitcairn Indians, but descendants of these mutineers continue to live there today. A potted sapling forms the handle of the jug.
Pair with Captain Bligh