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Sairey Gamp character jug tiny - Royal Doulton 1940-1960

Sairey Gamp tiny character jug modeled by Harry Fenton and Leslie Harradine, and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1940-1960. Sairey Gamp, the disreputable and garrulous nurse in the 1843 novel, "Martin Chuzzlewit", is one of Charles Dickens's greatest comic creations. "A fat old widow with a husky voice and a moist eye, it was difficult to enjoy her society without becoming conscious of a smell of spirits." Mrs. Gamp has the responsible job of midwife, watcher of the dying and "performer of nameless offices about the persons of the dead." Necessary to her calling she has "a face for all occasions," and "She went to a lying-in or a laying-out with equal zest and relish." She is famous for her excessive drinking habits and also for her large untidy umbrella, which has given rise to the word gamp to describe such an article. Her closest friend is the imaginary Mrs. Harris, a convenient invention, whose opinion always confirms her own. Sairey's trusty umbrella forms the handle of this jug.

Maker:

Royal Doulton

England

1940-1960

Model #:

D6146

Original Tiny Character Jug Set

character jug

Size:

tiny

Height:

1 1/4"

Sairey Gamp character jug tiny - Royal Doulton 1940-1960
Sairey Gamp character jug tiny - Royal Doulton 1940-1960
Sairey Gamp character jug tiny - Royal Doulton 1940-1960
Sairey Gamp character jug tiny - Royal Doulton 1940-1960
Sairey Gamp character jug tiny - Royal Doulton 1940-1960
Sairey Gamp character jug tiny - Royal Doulton 1940-1960
Sairey Gamp character jug tiny - Royal Doulton 1940-1960
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