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Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug tankard miniature - Lancaster and Sandland circa 1950

Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug tankard tiny size produced by Lancaster and Sandland of Hanley, England, circa 1950. Uncle Tom Cobley is one of the traveling companions mentioned in the Devon folk song "Widecombe Fair" about a man named Tom Pearce, whose horse dies after someone borrows it to travel to the fair in Widecombe with his friends. Its chorus ends with a long list of the people travelling to the fair: "Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney, Peter Davy, Dan'l Whiddon, Harry Hawke, Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all." Some research suggests that the names originally referred to real people. A Widecombe signpost forms the handle of the jug.

Maker:

Lancaster and Sandland

England

circa 1950

Model #:

character jug

Size:

miniature

Height:

2 3/4"

Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug tankard miniature - Lancaster and Sandland circa 1950
Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug tankard miniature - Lancaster and Sandland circa 1950
Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug tankard miniature - Lancaster and Sandland circa 1950
Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug tankard miniature - Lancaster and Sandland circa 1950
Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug tankard miniature - Lancaster and Sandland circa 1950
Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug tankard miniature - Lancaster and Sandland circa 1950
Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug tankard miniature - Lancaster and Sandland circa 1950
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