A Character Jug of literary character of the miser Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dicken's novel, A Christmas Carol. Impressed (back of neck): Scrooge. Model: 372. Issued: 1936-73. Rare colorway with dark green jacket.
Originally designed in the potteries of Staffordshire England in the 1760s, Toby Jugs (Fillpots or Philpots) are modelled as seated or standing figures, typically jovial and intoxicated holding a beer, with a tricorn hat forming the spout and a handle on the back. Often these jugs take the form of popular historical or fictional characters. Figural jugs modelled with only the head and shoulders are referred to as Character or Face Jugs.
Beswick Pottery (Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England, 1894-2002)
Backstamp: 7771 / Beswick / Ware / Made in / England. Impressed: 372.
Width 7.5 Depth 7 Height 7 inches