The Fortune Teller character jug modeled by Garry Sharpe and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1959-1967. The traditional fortune teller is a Romany or Gypsy. Fortune-telling is one of the ancient skills of the gypsies. For centuries these dark-skinned, nomadic people have wandered Europe, making a living as smiths, tinkers, horse dealers and fortune tellers at the fair ground. For a silver coin the old gypsy woman will reveal the mystery of your future, or as much as she sees fit, by practicing ancient arts such as astrology, palmistry, crystal ball gazing, and reading tea leaves or tarot cards. The genuine gypsy fortune teller is becoming hard to find today, but she has many imitators. Zodiac symbols on a scarf form the handle of the jug. The Fortune Teller character jug was made in three sizes with this being the large size along with small (D6503) and miniature (D6523) sizes.