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Trotty Veck figurine - Royal Doulton 1959-1968

Trotty Veck figurine produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1959-1968. The main character of Charles Dickens' "The Chimes" is Toby Veck, known to everyone as Trotty Veck, a man who is more than sixty years old, has worked hard all his life but is still very poor. Trotty Veck earns a meagre living as a porter and messenger, getting his nickname as a result of constantly "trotting" about from place to place. On New Year's Eve, Trotty Veck is sitting on the steps of a church near to his home reading a newspaper. His newspaper does not make happy reading, being full of stories of crime. The articles that he reads make Trotty wonder if working-class people are wicked by nature. After a series of visions, Trotty Veck learns that people are not naturally wicked but fall into wickedness when they have no alternative and when they have no faith in themselves.

Maker:

Royal Doulton

England

1959-1968

Model #:

M91

Derivative

Charles Dickens Figurine Series

figurine

Size:

small

Height:

Trotty Veck figurine - Royal Doulton 1959-1968
Trotty Veck figurine - Royal Doulton 1959-1968
Trotty Veck figurine - Royal Doulton 1959-1968
Trotty Veck figurine - Royal Doulton 1959-1968
Trotty Veck figurine - Royal Doulton 1959-1968
Trotty Veck figurine - Royal Doulton 1959-1968
Trotty Veck figurine - Royal Doulton 1959-1968
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