top of page
Old Charley small character jug - Royal Doulton 1935 - 1984

Old Charley character jug designed by Charles J. Noke and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, from 1935 to 1984. Old Charley 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.

Maker:

Royal Doulton

England

1935 - 1984

Model #:

D5527

character jug

Size:

medium

Height:

3 1/4"

Old Charley small character jug - Royal Doulton 1935 - 1984
Old Charley small character jug - Royal Doulton 1935 - 1984
Old Charley small character jug - Royal Doulton 1935 - 1984
Old Charley small character jug - Royal Doulton 1935 - 1984
Old Charley small character jug - Royal Doulton 1935 - 1984
Old Charley small character jug - Royal Doulton 1935 - 1984
Old Charley small character jug - Royal Doulton 1935 - 1984
bottom of page