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Mr. Pecksniff character jug - Hall Brothers circa 1955

Mr. Pecksniff character jug produced by Hall Brothers of Longton, England, circa 1955 using their tradename Radnor Bone China. Seth Pecksniff is an unctuous English architect whose insincere behavior made the name Pecksniff synonymous with hypocrisy. He appears in the novel Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-44) by Charles Dickens. A widower with two daughters, Pecksniff is a self-styled teacher of architecture. He believes that he is a highly moral individual who loves his fellow man but mistreats his students and passes off their designs as his own for profit. He seems to be a cousin of Old Martin Chuzzlewit. Pecksniff's rise and fall follows the novel's plot arc.

Maker:

Hall Brothers

England

circa 1955

Model #:

character jug

Size:

small

Height:

Mr. Pecksniff character jug - Hall Brothers circa 1955
Mr. Pecksniff character jug - Hall Brothers circa 1955
Mr. Pecksniff character jug - Hall Brothers circa 1955
Mr. Pecksniff character jug - Hall Brothers circa 1955
Mr. Pecksniff character jug - Hall Brothers circa 1955
Mr. Pecksniff character jug - Hall Brothers circa 1955
Mr. Pecksniff character jug - Hall Brothers circa 1955
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