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Musketeer toby jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1980

Musketeer toby jug produced by Shaw and Copestake of Longton, England, circa 1980 using its SylvaC tradename. A musketeer was a type of soldier equipped with a musket. Musketeers were an important part of early modern warfare particularly in Europe as they normally comprised the majority of their infantry. The musketeer was a precursor to the rifleman. Muskets were replaced by rifles as the almost universal firearm for modern armies during the period 1850 to 1860. The traditional designation of musketeer for an infantry private survived in the Imperial German Army until World War I. A tree branch forms the handle of the jug.

Maker:

Shaw and Copestake

England

circa 1980

Model #:

toby jug

Size:

large

Height:

Musketeer toby jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1980
Musketeer toby jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1980
Musketeer toby jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1980
Musketeer toby jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1980
Musketeer toby jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1980
Musketeer toby jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1980
Musketeer toby jug - Shaw and Copestake circa 1980
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