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Friar Tuck character jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1965

Friar Tuck character jug produced by Shaw and Copestake of Longton, England, circa 1965 using its SylvaC tradename. Friar Tuck is a priest from old English folklore. He was "a man of girth and mirth who liked his venison pasties washed down with a soup of pilfered sack". Armed with a sword, bow, and merry temperament, Friar Tuck was one of Robin Hood's best-known men, the outlaw's genial chaplain, and father confessor. When Robin first came across Tuck, he didn't know the identity of the fat friar. Friar Tuck was introduced when May Day festivities, folk plays and Morris dances became a feature of the traditional Robin Hood games. He also figures in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe where his is described as "a huge, beetle-browed, broad-shouldered brother of the grey frock and cowl, who looked much more like a thief than a clergyman." A large feather forms the handle of this jug. This is one of the Sherwood Forest Series.

Maker:

Shaw and Copestake

England

circa 1965

Model #:

5113

Sherwood Forest Series

character jug

Size:

large

Height:

6 1/2"

Friar Tuck character jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1965
Friar Tuck character jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1965
Friar Tuck character jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1965
Friar Tuck character jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1965
Friar Tuck character jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1965
Friar Tuck character jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1965
Friar Tuck character jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1965
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