Tony Weller musical jug designed by Leslie Harradine and Harry Fenton and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, from 1937 to 1939. Tony Weller, the coach driver and repository of Cockney wisdom, is a popular character from Charles Dicken's "Pickwick Papers", first published in 1836. He is the father of Sam Weller, Mr. Pickwick's manservant. Experience of life has turned him into something of a philosopher, mistrustful of "vidder" and a staunch believer in the virtue of a "haliby." His wife, Susan, is the proprietor of the Marquis and Granby Inn in Dorking. Susan falls in with the hypocritical Reverend Stiggins, of the Brick Lane Temperance Association, who the frequently imbibing Tony later exposes. A Thoren's musical movement playing the song "Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl" is modeled into the base of this jug. A cane forms the handle of the jug.
1937 - 1939