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Jock character jug - Sterling Pottery circa 1950

Jock character jug produced by Sterling Pottery of Fenton, England, circa 1950 being purchased by Ridgway in 1950. Jock is a Scottish diminutive form of the name John. It is also a nickname for someone of Scottish origin, as well as being the collective name for Scottish soldiers, collectively known as "the Jocks". It corresponds to Jack in England and Wales. In London the rhyming slang "sweaty" is used as an offensive name for Scots deriving from "Sweaty sock - Jock". A shillelagh forms the handle of the jug. This is the largest of three known sizes.

Maker:

Sterling Pottery

England

circa 1950

Model #:

character jug

Size:

large

Height:

Jock character jug - Sterling Pottery circa 1950
Jock character jug - Sterling Pottery circa 1950
Jock character jug - Sterling Pottery circa 1950
Jock character jug - Sterling Pottery circa 1950
Jock character jug - Sterling Pottery circa 1950
Jock character jug - Sterling Pottery circa 1950
Jock character jug - Sterling Pottery circa 1950
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