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Touchstone character jug produced in England circa 1960. From William Shakespeare's play As You Like It, Touchstone is Duke Frederick's jester, and so fond of Celia that he is willing to abandon the court to follow her to the forest, for all that he does not enjoy rural life. His folly is based on a solid ground of common sense, for he will have little to do with the high-flying phrases of love surrounding him, much preferring to mock poetry and to woo Audrey for determinedly physical reasons. This Touchstone character jug is designed similarly to Royal Doulton's Touchstone character jug.
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