Jester toby jug blue white faience - Desvres circa 1900

Jester faience toby jug in a blue and white colorway produced by Desvres circa 1900. A jester was a member of the household of a nobleman or a monarch employed to entertain guests during the medieval and Renaissance eras. Jesters were also itinerant performers who entertained common folk at fairs and town markets. Jesters entertain with a wide variety of skills principal among them were song music and storytelling. Many also employed acrobatics juggling telling jokes and performing magic tricks. He is marked with PK intertwined initials.

Maker:

Desvres

France

circa 1900

Model:

Faience

Height:

large

Jester toby jug blue white faience - Desvres circa 1900
Jester toby jug blue white faience - Desvres circa 1900
Jester toby jug blue white faience - Desvres circa 1900
Jester toby jug blue white faience - Desvres circa 1900
Jester toby jug blue white faience - Desvres circa 1900
Jester toby jug blue white faience - Desvres circa 1900
Jester toby jug blue white faience - Desvres circa 1900