John Peel tiny character jug modeled by Harry Fenton and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1947-1960. A famous Cumberland squire and huntsman, John Peel (1776-1854) is immortalized in the popular nineteenth century song written by John Graves that opens with, "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". 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 forms the handle of this jug.
Original Tiny Character Jug Set