Little Nell's Grandfather character jug designed by Albert Hallam and produced by Beswick of Longton, England, circa 1970. From Charles Dickens' "The Old Curiosity Shop", this is the grandfather of Little Nell and Fred. Oddly enough, his name is never revealed in the story. Little Nell's grandfather owns the Old Curiosity Shop and borrows money from Quilp to support his gambling habit. He and Little Nell go on the lam to escape Quilp. Dickens describes him as "the haggard aspect of the little old man was wonderfully suited to the place; he might have groped among old churches and tombs and deserted houses and gathered all the spoils with his own hands. There was nothing in the whole collection but was in keeping with himself nothing that looked older or more worn than he." A cane and candle snuffer form the handle of the jug.