Royal Doulton Character Jug, Beefeater ER (Red coloration with "ER" cipher handle). Designed by Harry Fenton,The Yeomen of the Guard and warders of the Tower of London are colloquially referred to as Beefeaters. The name "Beefeater" came from a visiting Grand Duke who was astonished by the large amounts of beef eaten by the Yeoman Guards. The monarch's cipher, ER, at the base of the handle is an abbreviation of (Elizabeth Regina), the Queen, Elizabeth, II.
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