Old Charlie large toby jug designed by Harry Fenton and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, from 1939 to 1960. 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. Old Charlie toby jugs were also made in medium and tiny sizes.
1939 - 1960