John Peel lighter with brown handle designed by Harry Fenton and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, from 1958 to 1959. A Cumberland squire born in 1776, John Peel is immortalized forever in the popular 19th century song written by John Graves, the first few lines of which are: "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. 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 forms the handle of this lighter.
1958 - 1959