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Old Charley character jug - Royal Doulton 1934-1983

Old Charley character jug modeled by Charles J. Noke and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1934-1983. Old Charlie personifies the night watchman of Old England. Before a regular police force was created, it was his job to patrol the streets during the night. He would call out the hours and the weather, as for instance: "Ten o'clock of the night; the night is fine; all's well". From about the 17th century, a night watchman was popularly known as a Charley after his origination under the reign of Charles II, just as policemen were later on nicknamed Bobbies, when Sir Robert Peel installed a police force in London in 1829. Along with this large size jug, a small size (D5527), miniature size (D6046), and tiny size (D6144) were also produced.

Maker:

Royal Doulton

England

1934-1983

Model #:

D5420

character jug

Size:

large

Height:

5 1/2"

Old Charley character jug - Royal Doulton 1934-1983
Old Charley character jug - Royal Doulton 1934-1983
Old Charley character jug - Royal Doulton 1934-1983
Old Charley character jug - Royal Doulton 1934-1983
Old Charley character jug - Royal Doulton 1934-1983
Old Charley character jug - Royal Doulton 1934-1983
Old Charley character jug - Royal Doulton 1934-1983
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