Gulliver character jug modeled by David B. Biggs and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1962-1967. "From the highest to the lowest it is universally read, from the Cabinet Council to the nursery." This was written of Jonathon Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" by his fellow satirists, emphasizing the different levels on which this novel can be enjoyed. First published in 1726 and conceived by Swift as a satirical attack on the politicians, scientists and philosophers of his epoch, it soon became a popular children's book as a fascinating tale of travels into a fantasy world. The intrepid traveler, Lemuel Gulliver, a surgeon on a merchant ship, becomes shipwrecked on the island of Lilliput, a kingdom of tiny beings less than six inches tall. His voyages also take him to Brobdingnag, a land of giants as tall as steeples; the flying island of Laputa; and the country of Hooyhnhnms inhabited by intelligent horses and beasts in the shape of men, the Yahoos. A castle tower with two Lilliputians form the handle of this jug. Along with this large size, a small size (D6563) and miniature size (D6566) were also produced.
Characters From Literature Collection