Pecksniff figurine produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1939-1949. Mr. Seth Pecksniff from Charles Dickens' novel "Martin Chuzzlewit" is the sanctimonious surveyor and architect "who has never designed or built anything", and one of the biggest hypocrites in fiction. In an effort to gain old Martin's money he embraces, then throws out grandson Martin at old Martin's wish. When long time servant Tom Pinch learns of Pecksniff's treachery he is also thrown out. Pecksniff's self-serving designs are eventually exposed by Old Martin who reconciles with his grandson, young Martin. Dickens' description of Pecksniff's hypocrisy is telling: "Some people likened him to a direction-post, which is always telling the way to a place, and never goes there".
Charles Dickens Figurine Series