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Mountbatten character jug - Lancaster and Sandland circa 1950

Mountbatten character jug produced by Lancaster and Sandland of Hanley, England, circa 1950. Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten (1900-1979) was the son of Prince Louis Alexander, Admiral of the British Fleet, and grandson of Queen Victoria. He followed in his father's footsteps by entering the Royal Navy and in World War II served as captain of the destroyer HMS Kelly. He directed commando raids on Norway and France, leading to his appointment as Supreme Allied Commander of the Southeast Asia Command. As the last Viceroy and Governor-general of India, he presided over the transfer of power from England to India in 1947. Returning to Naval duty, Mountbatten became First Sea Lord in 1955. His assassination off the northwest coast of Ireland by an IRA terrorist bombing in 1979 caused worldwide consternation. A rope forms the handle of this jug.

Maker:

Lancaster and Sandland

England

circa 1950

Model #:

character jug

Size:

large

Height:

Mountbatten character jug - Lancaster and Sandland circa 1950
Mountbatten character jug - Lancaster and Sandland circa 1950
Mountbatten character jug - Lancaster and Sandland circa 1950
Mountbatten character jug - Lancaster and Sandland circa 1950
Mountbatten character jug - Lancaster and Sandland circa 1950
Mountbatten character jug - Lancaster and Sandland circa 1950
Mountbatten character jug - Lancaster and Sandland circa 1950
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