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Long John Silver character jug - Royal Doulton 1999-2000

Long John Silver character jug modeled by Max Henk and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1999-2000 as a special colorway issue for Treasure Chest events. "Pieces of eight, pieces of eight," croaks Captain Flint the parrot, as he perches on the shoulder of one of fiction's best-known pirates, Long John Silver. Hero of the 1883 children's adventure story "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson, the pirate was based on a close friend of the author, W. E. Henley, who had lost a foot yet did not allow this disability to dampen his spirits and zest for life. Long John Silver portrays an equal degree of energy and, although a villain flying the Jolly Roger, he possesses courage and ingenuity not shown by the honest characters in the book. Set in the mid 18th century, the story relates how Silver leads a mutinous crew and a boy hero into a series of adventures in a search for buried treasure aboard the "Hispaniola". Captain Flint the parrot forms the handle of this jug.

Maker:

Royal Doulton

England

1999-2000

Model #:

D7138

character jug

Size:

small

Height:

4"

Long John Silver character jug - Royal Doulton 1999-2000
Long John Silver character jug - Royal Doulton 1999-2000
Long John Silver character jug - Royal Doulton 1999-2000
Long John Silver character jug - Royal Doulton 1999-2000
Long John Silver character jug - Royal Doulton 1999-2000
Long John Silver character jug - Royal Doulton 1999-2000
Long John Silver character jug - Royal Doulton 1999-2000
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