Leprechaun character jug version 2 produced by Peggy Davies Ceramics of Stoke-on-Trent, England, circa 1986 using its Prestige Jugs tradename. A leprechaun is a diminutive supernatural being in Irish folklore, classed by some as a type of solitary fairy. They are usually depicted as little bearded men, wearing a green coat and hat, who partake in mischief. In more recent times, they have been depicted as shoe-makers who have a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. A hammer and shoe form the handle of this jug.