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Santa Claus character jug black face colorway - Royal Doulton 1981

Santa Claus character jug in a black face colorway modeled by Michael Abberley and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in 1981. The legend of Santa Claus dates to the third century A.D. It was in Lycia, a small province of Asia Minor, that Nicholas was born to wealthy parents. While still young, Nicholas's parents died during an epidemic, leaving their vast fortune to their son who dedicated his life to God by becoming a priest. He then used his wealth to help the poor. For all of his good works in the church, he became the Bishop of Myra. Centuries later he was awarded sainthood and Saint Nicholas became the patron saint of children, sailors and pawnbrokers. The story goes that when Nicholas was a young bishop, he heard of a rich merchant who lost his wealth and his ability to provide dowries for his three daughters. During one night Nicholas took bags of gold into their home, placing them in stockings. Thus was born the legend of Santa Claus, a jolly old elf who to this day lives at the North Pole and travels the world on Christmas Eve to bring toys to all good little boys and girls. A peg doll standing on a drum forms the handle of the jug.

Maker:

Royal Doulton

England

1981

Model #:

D6668

character jug

Size:

large

Height:

7 1/2"

Santa Claus character jug black face colorway - Royal Doulton 1981
Santa Claus character jug black face colorway - Royal Doulton 1981
Santa Claus character jug black face colorway - Royal Doulton 1981
Santa Claus character jug black face colorway - Royal Doulton 1981
Santa Claus character jug black face colorway - Royal Doulton 1981
Santa Claus character jug black face colorway - Royal Doulton 1981
Santa Claus character jug black face colorway - Royal Doulton 1981
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