Very Rare Royal Doulton Hn464 Captain Macheath Excellent condition From Beggar's Opera designed by leslie harradine issued between 1921 - 1949. Fully stamped to base CAP'T MACHEATH POTTED BY DOULTON &CO HN464. And having the doulton stamp mark for c1923 -27.
With no chips or paintloss in exceptional condition considering its age. Captain Macheath made his first appearance in John Gay's The Beggar's Opera as a chivalrous highwayman. He then appeared as pirate in Gay's sequel.
He was probably inspired in part by jack Sheppard. Who, like Macheath, escaped from prison and enjoyed the affections of a prostitute, and despised violence.
His nemesis is Peachum who, in John Gay's original work, keeps an account book of unproductive thieves (something that Macheath himself does in Bertolt Brecht's work). Both characters can be understood as satires of robert Walpole and Jonathan. THANK YOU FOR VIEWING OUR ITEMS KINDEST REGARDS STEVE.
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