Wyatt Earp character jug in a trial colorway with a silver badge, red hat band and silver pistol handle, modeled by Stanley J. Taylor and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in 1985. A legendary frontiersman of the American West, Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (1848-1929) grew up on a farm in Iowa. After working as a stagecoach driver and buffalo hunter, he served as deputy marshal in Wichita, Kansas, and Dodge City, Kansas, where he befriended Bat Masterson and Doc Holliday, and established his reputation as a lawman and gambler. In Tombstone, Arizona, Earp acquired the gambling concession at the Oriental Saloon. In 1881, a feud with the Clanton gang ended with the famous Gunfight at the OK Corral. Three of the Clanton gang were killed and the three Earp brothers, Virgil, Wyatt and Morgan, survived, along with Doc Holliday. By 1897 Wyatt was operating a saloon in Nome, Alaska, during the height of the Alaskan Gold Rush. Earp spent his final years working mining claims in the Mojave Desert. A silver badge and silver pistol form the handle of this jug.
Wild West Collection