The Cavalier character jug modeled by William K. Harper and produced by Peggy Davies Ceramics for Kevin Francis Ceramics of Stoke-on-Trent, England, in a 1998 limited edition of 175 sponsored by Cavalier Labels. In days of old, a Cavalier signified a gentleman, a horseman and a knight. There have been many famous cavaliers throughout history; for example, the Laughing Cavalier was the name given to an unknown gallant portrayed by the Dutch painter Frans Hals. The term, however, is collectively associated with the followers of King Charles I. Pitted against the Puritan Roundheads, the Cavaliers waged a fierce and lengthy contest until the Roundheads were finally vanquished in the seventeenth century English Civil War. When the Restoration of the monarchy was affected in 1660, the first parliament of Charles II took its name from the Royalist majority and was called the Cavalier Parliament. The handle of a sword and feather plume from the Cavalier's hat form the handle of the jug.