The ROYAL PAVILION

Circa: 1913+
Size: 3.75" - 9.3cm tall.
Manufacturer: Chelson China, Staffordshire, England.
An interesting china beaker with The Trusty Servent on the front and a verse on the back. In excellent condition. Made by Chelson china, Staffordshire, England.
The Trusty Servant is an imaginary beast from the history of the English city of Winchester. A man with the ears of an ass on a pig's head, the snout is padlocked. Back reads
"A TRUSTY SERVANTS PORTRAIT YOU SEE
THIS EMBLEMATIC FIGURE WILL SURVEY,
THE PORKERS SNOUT - NOT NICE IN DIET SHEWS,
THE PADLOCK SHUT-NO SECRETS HE'EL DISCLOSE,
PATIENT THE ASS-HIS MASTERS WRATH WILL BEAR,
SWIFTNESS IN ERRAND THE STAGS FEET DECLARE,
LOADED HIS LEFT HAND-APT TO LABOUR SAITH,
THE VEST-HIS NEATNESS; OPEN HAND-HIS FAITH,
GIRL WITH SWORD, HIS SHIELD UPON HIS ARM,
HIMSELF AND MASTER HE’LL PROTECT FROM HARM".

Trusty Servant, Winchester College. Beaker.

  • Your price: $35.00
  • Item Number: 5204c
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