John Peel character jug in a gold handle and name colorway modeled by Harry Fenton and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, circa 1936. This is a unique jug with embossed gold letters given as a gift to American film director Cecil B. DeMille. A famous Cumberland squire and huntsman, John Peel (1776-1854) is immortalized in the popular nineteenth century song written by John Graves: "D'ye ken John Peel with his coat so gay? D'ye ken John Peel at the break of day? D'ye ken John Peel when he's far, far-away With his hounds and his horn in the morning?" Dressed in traditional hunting attire, this Lakeland fellow traversed the fells on foot with his pack of dogs. Fond of drink, he hosted large, popular post-hunt celebrations. The song was apparently composed in the very presence of Peel, perhaps in one of the hostelries much frequented after a long morning's hunt. A riding crop with gold highlights forms the handle of this jug.