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John Barleycorn character jug tiny - Royal Doulton 1994

John Barleycorn tiny character jug modeled by William K. Harper and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 1994 limited edition of 2,500. As the personification of malt liquor, the amiable John Barleycorn was popularized by Robert Burns in his renowned poem, "Tam O'Shanter". Burns represents poor John as being crushed between two millstones and this undoubtedly accounts for the flat-faced shape of the jug! With his merry grin the result of imbibing a bit too much, this gentleman is a familiar figure in old English ballads, including "A Pleasant New Ballad of the Bloody Murther of Sir John Barleycorn", where he is even portrayed as a knight.

Maker:

Royal Doulton

England

1994

Model #:

D6952

Diamond Anniversary Tiny Set

character jug

Size:

tiny

Height:

1 1/2"

John Barleycorn character jug tiny - Royal Doulton 1994
John Barleycorn character jug tiny - Royal Doulton 1994
John Barleycorn character jug tiny - Royal Doulton 1994
John Barleycorn character jug tiny - Royal Doulton 1994
John Barleycorn character jug tiny - Royal Doulton 1994
John Barleycorn character jug tiny - Royal Doulton 1994
John Barleycorn character jug tiny - Royal Doulton 1994
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