W. C. Fields character jug produced by Brush Pottery of Zanesville, Ohio, circa 1970. William Claude Dukenfield (1880 - 1946), better known as W. C. Fields, was an American comedian, actor, juggler, and writer. Fields's comic persona was a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist who remained a sympathetic character despite his supposed contempt for children and dogs. Fields's career in show business began in vaudeville, where he attained international success as a silent juggler. He began to incorporate comedy into his act and was a featured comedian in the Ziegfeld Follies for several years. His subsequent stage and film roles were often similar scoundrels or henpecked everyman characters. This character jug is an advertising jug for Turtle Bay Distillery of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, and contained bourbon whiskey. Another version of this jug is known without the inscriptions on the sides and containing English syrup imported by Cresca of New York.