Parson Brown character jug modeled by Charles J. Noke and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1935-1960. The clergyman was an important figure in country society. His living was earned through the comfortable parsonage that was provided along with a portion of the tithes and offerings from his parishioners. In return, the parson preached his sermons, christened children, married couples, provided comfort when needed and buried those of his flock whose time had come. Certainly not always solemn, it seems Parson Brown has had just a little too much game pie; but then, in earlier centuries those with a good living ate, drank and were merry and by today's standards were somewhat unconscious of the merits of healthy living! From his appearance, the most exercise this good parson ever has is his strenuous Sunday sermon and a leisurely ride around his parish. Along with this large size jug, a small size (D5529), and tiny size (D6955) were also produced.