Punch & Judy Man character jug modeled by David B. Biggs and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1964-1971. The traditional Punch and Judy Man was the traveling performer who performed the Punch and Judy puppet shows from town to town. Presented on a stage of a tall set booth covered with striped canvas, the puppeteer, known as the "professor," has Punch, who remains on stage throughout, on his right hand and works the rest of the characters on his left, bringing them on stage one at a time. Punch's bizarre rasping voice is produced by a swazzle which the Professor holds in his mouth, transmitting his gleeful cackle as pleased as punch. Punch and Judy men were once familiar sights in large English cities, setting up their traveling stage on street corners, giving their half-hour show, then moving on to the next neighborhood. Modern performances of Punch and Judy are traditionally seaside entertainments, found in British holiday resorts during the summer months. Punch holding a bludgeon forms the handle of the jug. The Punch & Judy Man character jug was made in three sizes with this being the small size along with large (D6590) and miniature (D6596) sizes.