Cream Jug in the shape of a Scotsman

£8.00

Really horrible cream jug in the shape of a portly Scotsman.

We don’t know which famous Scot this is meant to be – we suspect it may be Tam O’Shanter a character in a famous poem by Robert Burns. Tam O’Shanter stays too long in the pub and later while riding home on his horse he witnesses disturbing visions. By ‘disturbing’ we mean witches and so on doing an hallucinatory dance, open coffins and even the Devil himself. Tam manages to watch silently as the witches divest themselves of their clothes at which point he notices one that is younger and more comely than the rest…….. And no, we are not going to tell you what happens next – read it for yourself!

This chap is dressed in traditional Scottish kilt and so on and has a particular type of cloth cap on his head that is known as a Tam O’Shanter. He has a stick in his right hand and is sticking up his left thumb! Why? He is showing a full set of teeth – has he just spotted the young pretty witch? If so, his distinctly suggestive sporran would indicate that he is decidedly the worse for drink!

The above may well be a load of tosh invented by an over active imagination and we hope that some KNOWLEDGEABLE person out there will put us out of our misery and tell us who this is! And then buy the thing.

This little jug is largely unpainted apart from a red stripe at the bottom front. We think the decorator started work on the tartan of the kilt, got depressed, drank a bottle of whisky and fell off his stool. End of paint job.

You could, if you have a Scottish bent, fill this with cream to put on your morning porridge – however it needs a good clean first – the inside is distinctly murky.

Height just under 4 inches. Condition quite good but there are a few places where the glaze is missing. There is a number at the back - but we can’t quite make it out – see photo.

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