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Sam Johnson character jug - Royal Doulton 1950-1960

Sam Johnson character jug modeled by Harry Fenton and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1950-1960. The eighteenth century poet, essayist and lexicographer, Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), gained his reputation more from his brilliant and witty conversations than his literary output. The son of a bookseller, Johnson set out for London in 1737 and once there entered the services of a printer. In 1747 he issued the outline of his famous "Dictionary of the English Language", the first systematic study of the English language, which was eventually published in 1755. Some of his wittiest comments are as dictionary entries such as "lexicographer: a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge." Johnson greatly enjoyed an evening spent in his literary club in the company of other brilliant minds including Reynolds, Burke and Goldsmith. Johnson's biographer, James Boswell, has supplied us with a remarkable record of the man and his life. In addition to the large size jug, there is also a small size (D6296) jug.

Maker:

Royal Doulton

England

1950-1960

Model #:

D6289

Literary Authors Collection

character jug

Size:

large

Height:

6 1/4"

Sam Johnson character jug - Royal Doulton 1950-1960
Sam Johnson character jug - Royal Doulton 1950-1960
Sam Johnson character jug - Royal Doulton 1950-1960
Sam Johnson character jug - Royal Doulton 1950-1960
Sam Johnson character jug - Royal Doulton 1950-1960
Sam Johnson character jug - Royal Doulton 1950-1960
Sam Johnson character jug - Royal Doulton 1950-1960
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