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Old Charley character jug - Royal Doulton 1986

Old Charley character jug modeled by Charles Noke and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 1986 limited edition of 250 commissioned by Higbee Co. to commemorate the 1st anniversary of the opening of the Royal Doulton room in its Cleveland, Ohio showroom. 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 was also produced.

Maker:

Royal Doulton

England

1986

Model #:

D6761

character jug

Size:

large

Height:

5 1/2"

Old Charley character jug - Royal Doulton 1986
Old Charley character jug - Royal Doulton 1986
Old Charley character jug - Royal Doulton 1986
Old Charley character jug - Royal Doulton 1986
Old Charley character jug - Royal Doulton 1986
Old Charley character jug - Royal Doulton 1986
Old Charley character jug - Royal Doulton 1986
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