Vintage Sunny Jim/John Barleycorn Reed & Barton/Savvy Pewter Jug Water Pitcher. Approximate measurements: 6.25-6.5 Tall.
9 Long (with the handle). Condition: Some small marks from production and age. Note that the sticker mark on the bottom was left intentionally for identification. Read below and see pictures!NIFTY SUNNY JIM Sunny Jim, you ask? If you google it, you'll find a nicknamed baseball player, a peanut butter and preserves brand, a character for Force Toasted Whole Wheat Flakes, a silent movie child star, and a Reed & Barton silver-plated jug. From the 1920s until the later 1980s, Reed & Barton periodically produced in small quantities, a silver-plated pitcher they dubbed "Sunny Jim". Some say that the smiling, high relief design was inspired by Royal Doulton's John Barleycorn Toby Jug. Designed by Charles Noke, issued 1934 1939. With whom Sunny Jim does show near identical resemblance. Why change his name from Jim to John? Besides sterling and silver-plate, Reed & Barton produced pewter wares. In the 1980s and 90s Reed & Barton produced a line of less expensive non-silver products under the "Savvy" brand name so as not to tarnish the Reed & Barton name since it wasn't silver or silverplate. Remember back to the condition that there are adhesive label remnants. Sunny Jim is in excellent condition. He measures 6.5" tall, 9" wide, 6 across, nose to nose. While Sunny Jim was initially created in the 1920s, Royal Doulton began producing John Barleycorn designed by Charles Noke and associated with the old English song of the same name dating back to at least 1568.
For the lyrics that have varied from at least 1568 to 1970 please look up "John Barleycorn" on Wikipedia. Whether the original Sunny Jim is intended to be the same Jim Barleycorn of the song or if it was a nifty marketing ploy is anybody's guess unless you own a time machine. The item "Vintage Sunny Jim/John Barleycorn Reed & Barton/Savvy Pewter Jug Water Pitcher" is in sale since Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
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