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Sir Francis Drake character jug - Artone Pottery circa 1960

Sir Francis Drake character jug produced by Artone Pottery of Burslem, England, circa 1960. The greatest Elizabethan seaman, Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596), was born in Devon, England, and is probably best known for being the first explorer to circumnavigate the globe. His exploits against the Spaniards, which included the seizure of large amounts of goods, made him extremely popular in England. In 1580, despite Spanish protests, he was knighted on his ship, "The Golden Hind", by Queen Elizabeth I for his circumnavigation feat. Eight years later, as vice-admiral of the fleet, Drake helped defeat the Spanish Armada. He is famed for continuing his game of bowls on "Plymouth Hoe" as the mighty Spanish fleet approached, saying "We have time to finish the game and beat the Spaniards afterwards." Sir Francis Drake died of dysentery while on an ill-fated expedition to the West Indies in 1596. The Golden Hind forms the handle of the jug.

Maker:

Artone Pottery

England

circa 1960

Model #:

character jug

Size:

medium

Height:

3 1/4"

Sir Francis Drake character jug - Artone Pottery circa 1960
Sir Francis Drake character jug - Artone Pottery circa 1960
Sir Francis Drake character jug - Artone Pottery circa 1960
Sir Francis Drake character jug - Artone Pottery circa 1960
Sir Francis Drake character jug - Artone Pottery circa 1960
Sir Francis Drake character jug - Artone Pottery circa 1960
Sir Francis Drake character jug - Artone Pottery circa 1960
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