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Merry Christmas charcter jug - Dave Grossman Designs 1979

Merry Christmas character jug produced in Japan by Dave Grossman Designs of St. Louis, Missouri, in 1979. This Merry Christmas cover features Tony Weller, the coach driver and repository of Cockney wisdom, and a popular character from Charles Dickens' "Pickwick Papers", first published in 1836. He is the father of Sam Weller, Mr. Pickwick's manservant. Experience of life has turned him into something of a philosopher, mistrustful of "vidder" and a staunch believer in the virtue of a "haliby." His wife, Susan, is the proprietor of the Marquis and Granby Inn in Dorking. Susan falls in with the hypocritical Reverend Stiggins, of the Brick Lane Temperance Association, who the frequently imbibing Tony later exposes. The handle of Weller's whip forms the handle of the jug.

Maker:

Dave Grossman Designs

United States

1979

Model #:

NRM-3

Norman Rockwell Series

character jug

Size:

medium

Height:

4 1/4"

Merry Christmas charcter jug - Dave Grossman Designs 1979
Merry Christmas charcter jug - Dave Grossman Designs 1979
Merry Christmas charcter jug - Dave Grossman Designs 1979
Merry Christmas charcter jug - Dave Grossman Designs 1979
Merry Christmas charcter jug - Dave Grossman Designs 1979
Merry Christmas charcter jug - Dave Grossman Designs 1979
Merry Christmas charcter jug - Dave Grossman Designs 1979
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