Huntsman character jug produced by Burnwood Potteries of Telford, England, circa 1980. Traditionally in England, the Huntsman was the person whose responsibility it was to manage an organized hunt, such as a foxhunt, and possibly look after the hounds as well. He loved the Gallop, knows his pack by name and smacks his top boots with his crop to emphasize his charge. Soon, anyone participating on a hunt became referred to as a huntsman. Today the name simply refers to one who hunts or who practices hunting. After generations of English huntsman, fox hunting has recently been outlawed in the United Kingdom. A fox forms the handle of this jug.