These tankards are perfect for needles (and flowers). They were produced in the 1950's for Bass Worthington by T G Green - the makers of blue and white Cornishware.
They are pastel coloured, so not very blokey and feature Dickens' characters. We have managed to find Mrs Gamp, Miss Nipper and Little Nell. Uriah Heap, Mr Macawber and Mr Pickwick are also out there somewhere. But why????