Prattware Toby jug sells for £150
Eastbourne Auctions 7.11.19
Running-glaze Toby jug sells for $250
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries 9.11.19
Neale type Running Glaze Toby jug.
Result: 190 GBP
Kingham & Orme 3.10.19
Marlborough Auctions 24.8.19
All unsold Toby jugs have now been relisted at reduced prices on a timed auction ending on 3.9.19
Contact the auction house for further details.
Gardiner Houlgate 25.7.19
There is no doubt that collectors prefer buying at auction. What you see is what you get with condition open to discussion.
This lovely green Thin Man was damaged making viewing essential but was free from any modern makeover. There was considerable interest with bidding opening at £10 and ended with the winner paying £2200 plus commission.
A nice clean interesting jug and much better quality than this blue example, which realised £2000 (Tennants) but did have considerably, more damage.
Result 2200 GBP
19th century Farmer toby jug
Ebay item No: 283560739923
Date End: 26.7.19
19th century farmer toby jug. Condition is used as you can see the size plus the chip from the hat some repairs to the base and also the makers mark in the pictures age could be regency period
Result: 250 GBP
Skinner Auctions USA.- Discovery - Interiors online Auction 3205T First lot closes 22.2.19
Lot 1674: Two Staffordshire Ceramic Toby Jugs, England, 18th/19th century, ht. to 10 1/2 in.
Estimate: 200-400 USD
This is the seventh Prattware Hearty Goodfellow to be sold since the Leo Kaplan sale 11.7.18Results
How would you value these two jugs?
This was a question asked in our restoration article where the running glaze toby is compared with a perfect example
There are several web platforms available with some having content going back to 2001. Always cross reference - its the sensible choice.
I viewed the Marha Gunn in early 2000. It had flaking to enamels with chips to base and feathers. The handle missing.
The running glaze toby was sold around 2012
Result: Martha Gunn £700 Yellow coat Toby jug £2000
The continued preference for running glaze Toby jugs left traditional prattware and enamel models to sell at very reasonable prices.
Lot 38: Two Hearty Goodfellow Toby jugs
Result: 750 GBPResults
EBay: item number 163334956115 A/F
How refreshing to see this jugs damage clearly shown in photographs.
Enamel is not to everyone's taste at the moment but this medium size Coachman realized a punchy 207 GBP
Condition: Hat damage running into body crack.
Ashcroft and Moore Willow Grove, PA, US 12.12.18
Lot 256: RALPH WOOD TYPE TOBY JUG
Result: Unsold at 250 USD
Burstow & Hewett 5.9.18,
This Toby jug gives a whole new meaning to being head and shoulders above the rest and realized an extraordinary £900 bid. There has always been a degree of 'Buy mine or I'll bid you up' in the antiques trade, which I think is reflected in this result. It wasn't for me but I did manage to find this image, reports stated it looked attractive despite his head having been off, that should reassure the purchaser and maybe bag a collector with the same ideals. There is no gain in restoring the chips, flaking and severed head although some would then term it a good or fine raised cup and no doubt the best they have ever seen, cleaning off the excess glue is all that is required.
Many auctions are now stating condition with descriptions as standard; it continues to grow and is essential when buying. Our auction sales/archive page is now nearly 5 years old and becoming a regular feature in search engine results. Thank you for all your support. Keep bookmarking and cross referencing for damage and provenance.
Ebay 3.8.18. Item No. 292656307972
This Toby Jug could set your collection apart but is not one for the faint-hearted. It had a starting price of just £10 and received several bids.
Result: 562 GBP
To find out about genuine Blue and white wares read:
The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880. Volume 1 and 2 by A.W.Coysh and R.K.Henrywood.
Lot 44: A Creamware 'Thin Man' Toby Jug, circa 1780
Previously bought at Fieldings 3 months earlier for £1100. Lot: 101
Todays Result: £2000
Watching this Thin-man Toby jug sell on-line produced something new.
With a lower estimate of a £1000 the auctioneer received no interest and bidding opened at £500. It quickly spiralled up contested by the Internet and phone bidder who eventually had the highest bid of £2200, with my pc bidding platform asking for £2500. After quite a long pause and the next bid not forthcoming a message was relayed to the auctioneer that the £2200 bid was retracted, the lot was then apparently sold to the Internet at the previous bid of £2000. I am not sure how an electronic recording is reversible on a rejected bid. Surly the lot should have been re-offered without the time waster, as all bids should be null and void unless reinstated by the under-bidder; it then would have every chance of selling at the reserve.
Sales are normally recorded for clarity, but using a personal screen saver program might be a good idea in today's electronic age.
Golding Young & Mawer 18.7.18
A full set of eleven Wilkinson Toby jugs, each designed by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould, modelled in the form of First World War Generals, Monarchs, Presidents etc., to include Marshall Foch, King George V, President Wilson, Marshall Joffre, Admiral Beatty, President Botha, Sir John French, Lord Kitchener, Admiral Jellicoe, Lloyd George and Earl Haigh, various sizes, printed signatures and marks to base.
Result: 3600 GBP
The Yorkshire type jug (left) including a Staffordshire
Punch door stop was sold at Wright Marshall Ltd. for 80 GBP.
The other Toby shown realized 550 GBP at David Lay (compare its price to a much finer similar example in our 'Auction Best Buys').
These small Postillion Toby jugs are not as rare as once pronounced.
Before the 2006 Skinner sale they would retail around the 500 GBP
mark, that sale (Skinner) changed minds with one selling for 3810
GBP. Now with several coming onto the market the prices are returning
to realistic levels.
This example has just sold on Ebay for 150 GBP.
This wonderful Toby jug was sold at Gildings auction to a very satisfied private collector.
It's been suggested that collectors should be deprived of knowing what's coming to auction via the net. Do we really want to ban 'The-Saleroom.com'.
The buyer/collector of this Toby jug whom I have known for many years was most annoyed and said. 'First we are deprived of knowing if an item is restored and now all Toby jug auctions have to be a secret. Do they really have any interest in collectors.
This lovely Clarice Cliff Winston Churchill Toby Jug had no restorations
and was purchased from Golding Young & Mawer (18.4.18) for 850 GBP.
It then travelled south and was listed on EBay resulting in an extraordinary
winning bid of 2021 GBP.
Description: Lot 85 - General Lissimo Chiang Kai-Shek no. 22 of l00, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, General Douglas Macarthur, Admiral Louis Mountbatten, General Charles De Gaulle & General George S. Patton. All l0 inches tall
Retailing at 500 USD or 300 GBP each, this collection of six sold for a total of 225 USD or 166 GBP
Result: 225 USD
These later buff coloured small Hearty Goodfellows always seem to have firing issues. This one was dated 1850 and had little
interest receiving just a single bid on the reserve of approximately 250 British Pounds.
See the new NEWS page for more details where it can be compared with previous examples.
What would preclude this toby jug from being 18th century?
Result 250 GBP
As sale prices become more affordable, what were the recent best buys at auction.
Hearty Goodfellow Toby jug - Night Watchman Toby jug - Pepperpot.
JS Fine Art
Hearty Goodfellow Toby jug and five others.
Collier Toby jug.
Falstaff antique Toby jug
19th century Toby jug
A Pattware Toby Jug
Wotton Auction Rooms
A Pearlware Toby Jug
A Prattware Toby Jug
Dr Johnson Toby Jug
Coachman Toby Jug
A Prattware Toby Jug
A Ralph Wood Sailor
Portobello Toby Jug
A Neale type Toby Jug
A Staffordshire Toby Jug
Yorkshire style Toby jug
Coachman Toby jug
Leeds type Toby jug.
Saltglazed Toby jug
Prattware Toby jug
Adam Partridge. 22.2.18.
This interesting lot of 4 Toby jugs was sold by Adam Partridge Auctioneers. The hat on the geen coat traditional had many cracks that carried into the hair and body, one shoe was restored. Heavy crazed staining is apparent which can be problematic on a white background. I thought the sailor to have been dropped at some time and needed a personal viewing. Extensive cracks around the neck and odd shaped handle should have shouted beware. Did the missing small handle draw your eye away from the main body of the jug.
Result: 1500 GBP for all
That is great value for a complete set when averaged out at 318 GBP each especially Botha that is limited to 250. Recent estimates ranged between 5-10,000 GBP for a full set.
An enamel sailor toby jug. A Prattware traditional toby jug and a very nice quality bocage group of the "Scuffle".
Presenting these three items together in one lot would have been unthinkable only a few years earlier.
They carried an estimate of 600-900 GBP and received a single winning bid of 500 GBP.
If enamel toby jugs are your choice then there were bargains to be had at Fieldings.
Running glaze toby jugs still remain the collectors preference but prices are not what they once were.
Their first sale of the year included a collection of 19 early toby jugs. Colourful Victorian, Prattware, enamel and running glaze with most having varying degrees of restoration. Attendance by collectors was average with most securing at least one toby with the majority being bought by the trade. I won't mention detail of the restoration which was considerable on some other than to say there were no trade stickers present. I had seen most of these jugs sold at an earlier time so viewing was essential. The Lord Howe? had been altered from the original form but there were good buys to be had for the experienced collector. You can view the results on our auction pages. Shown are a few of the most interesting jugs worth a closer look, don't they look wonderful in the photographs, but can you spot the restorations.
All images can be viewed in more detail on Fieldings website.
Prices from left - right - 1100 - 420 - 620 GBP
Prices from left - right - 230 - 190 - 180 GBP
Can't be bothered to view. No amount of restoration is too much.
Click and Collect - Well. post it if you can!
I have always been a big fan of buying from auction and would recommend you do the same. To have first choice makes all the hard work worthwhile and if successful will set your collection apart if quality is your goal. View leisurely and all will be fine. What possible reason would you have for buying anywhere else other than for paying someone for their experience and expertise.
This account of buying from auction is all you need to read to trust in your own judgement.
A specialist dealer bought several English pottery items from auction. On receipt they were dissatisfied to find that two items had restoration that had not been disclosed in the auction houses condition report. The two pieces were then stripped of the unaccounted restoration material by their restorer and pre restoration photographs taken along with a quotation for reinstatement. The photographs were then sent to the auction house where apparently an appropriate refund was agreed. They then state that it's a shame other auction houses do not act in a similar fashion and refuse to accept responsibility when they issue incomplete condition reports.
I am not sure if this account is to discourage you from buying from auction, it certainly might discourage you from collecting.
If you are unfortunate to have a legitimate complaint, please consider taking the items back.
Restoration should be a last resort not a "Get Out of Jail Free Card".
Here are some useful facts when buying from auction.
Auctioneers can't be expected to be experts in every field and are not obliged to issue condition reports. Reports should be treated as a guide only but can be useful time savers when long journeys are involved. Always view unless practically impossible or you could end up buying a fake, damaged or restored item or simply just not liking it when it arrives through the post ( another risk ). You have to abide by the auction house terms and conditions. They will undoubtedly include a DISCLAIMER which basically means "Buyer Beware". If travel is inconvenient or you just want to keep costs down, expect the worst and not a refund, auctions are not retail outlets.
NB: Larger auction houses use standard condition report forms where the disclaimer is printed as a footnote.
In response to your request we are pleased to provide the following information for guidance only, without legal obligation or prejudice to our standard terms and conditions of sale. This auction house cannot be held responsible for damage or faults that may be missed during our inspection of the item/s in question. The statements contained in this report are expressions of our opinion only and not statements of fact, nor do they imply any basis of fact upon which the opinion is founded. You should not rely upon this report when deciding whether or not to make a bid. Please note that any attached illustrations are intended as a guide only. Colours and general appearance may differ from the original item/s. We strongly recommend that you inspect the lot yourself and consult an independent professional conservator or restorer.
EBay. 22.12.16. Item No. 302166847782
22 bids were placed with the winner paying 380 GBP.
I really like this jug because of its originality. It is not the best quality you will see having most of the black enamel glaze degraded but hasn't flaked exposing the white glaze beneath. The challenge facing any new collector is whether to restore or not and if so in what quantity. I would prefer a little sympathetic restoration to the damaged corners of the hat only; others would paint over the degraded enamel to portray an unblemished jug. It's a shame that choice is slowly disappearing.
Golding Young & Mawer. 16.11.16
Descripton: A 19thC Toby jug, wearing a red coat, carrying a flagon, painted in puce, 26cm high
Neale type toby jug with brightly coloured red coat looked to be in good condition. With recent high prices for marked examples you would expect this toby to do well.
Sadly it realized just 130 GBP.
First sold at Skinners and recently at Woolley and Wallis.
Opinions will always differ when a toby jug is as unique as this interesting Yorkshire example which was sold at Woolley and Wallis auctions Salisbury on 13.9.16. It had changed hands several times since being auctioned in the Coil collection at Skinners Boston in 2006 and is one of only three examples I know of that all appeared in the second half of the 20th century,
The Salisbury auction catalogue entry read;
A rare Yorkshire creamware Toby jug c.1780, seated with a massive clay pipe, holding an empty jug moulded with Cupid to two sides and with a face beneath the spout, with caryatid handle, all picked out in a deep manganese and raised on a rare flat base.
Being of stoneware appearance with a treacle type glaze makes it difficult if not impossible to date this bespoke toby jug. There was major damage that added to some troublesome questions that arose from viewing. One dealer with over 35 years experience of toby jugs said "I have looked in all the books and catalogues and it has no history". I would be interested to here from anyone that can pre-date this jug earlier than 1990 with an illustration, catalogue entry or museum reference. Another version also with major damage has been recently sold twice by Bonhams.
New low for a Prattware toby jug that failed to receive the required 100 GBP starting bid.
Border Auctions 27.8.16
Even though this attractive Prattware traditional toby (left) was described as Ralph Wood the estimate of 3-400 GBP turned out to be just too optimistic. Sadly it was passed.
Stamford Auction Rooms 27.8.16
In contrast the miniature running glaze toby fared much better receiving a respectable 440 GBP bid.
Marked Spode Copeland toby jug (below).
The Hearty Good Fellow had its raised Walton scroll removed and was incised Copeland on the remaining white space. The price achieved was 420 GBP.
EBay 26.8.16 Item No. 272345984001
For sale on EBay is this marked Spode and Copeland toby jug (left) which looks remarkably like the one sold in Woolley Wallis on 9.9.14. If you are one that collects factory marks and numbers such as 51 then this could be for you.
Having sold six similar WW1 Toby jugs on 3.3.16 with estimates at 300-500 GBP, these eight new offerings from Adam Partridge seem rather cheap being priced at 50-80 GBP and 50-100 GBP. Do check that these values are correct before placing any bids.
Adam Partridge Auctioneers. http://www.adampartridge.co.uk/
Sale date: 30.6.16
Eight separate lots of Wilkinson Ltd Royal Staffordshire Pottery WWI character jug designed by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould
Lot 472. Earl-Kitchener 160 GBP
Lot 473. Lord French 90 GBP
Lot 474. Lloyd George 100 GBP
Lot 475. Marshall Foch 170 GBP
Lot 476. Admiral Beatty 300 GBP
Lot 477. Douglas Haig 160 GBP
Lot 478. Admiral Jellicoe 160 GBP
Lot 479. Marshall Foch 140 GBP
This jug may not be for you but I really like Peter Wilson's comprehensive 14 detailed photographs and condition statement for selling this early Toby jug. Bidding is being conducted in house and live on the Internet. Full size images can be viewed at:
Peter Wilson. https://www.peterwilson.co.uk/
Sale date: 7.7.16
Lot 66. Staffordshire Ralph Wood type toby jug, typically modelled with pipe and ale jug, of the earlier hollow foot variety, early 19th century, 24cm high
Condition report: Old restoration to his hat and the rear corner of the base, chips to the front edge, glaze wear to the handle and the edge of the jug.
18th Century Toby Jug Of Ralph Wood Type.
While working on reviving our archive news reports I came across this Prattware jug that was for sale at Gerrards auction less than two years earlier than the one below. It's good to compare auction estimates which are a good indication on how an auctioneer views the market. Gerrards must have deemed it buoyant as the estimate for this jug was 800-1000 GBP
Gerrards Auction Rooms 26.5.16
It was described by the auctioneers as:
19thC Ralph Wood Style Staffordshire Toby Jug. Odd Chips To Glaze, Height 10 Inches
No Restoration. Good condition, with odd glaze chips and missing glaze to the mug which he is holding in his hand.
Estimate 80-120 GBP
A majolica Bacchus, Pan and the serpent Wine Jug, 12 1/2in H
This lovely colourful Ralph Wood Bacchuss Toby jug was described as majolica but is instantly recognizable to all collectors of Ralph Wood pieces. Not all liked it enough with the Toby realizing a meager 120 GBP
Estimate was 80-120 GBP
Ralph Wood pipe smokimg Toby jug
Golding Young & Mawer Lot 662
A late 18thC Ralph Wood pottery toby jug
Three Staffordshire toby pitchers, 19th
Pook & Pook Lot 929
Opening Bid 200 USD
Result 180 USD = 146 GBP
Two Antique English Hand Painted Ceramic Toby Mugs.
Skinner Lot 1022
Opening Bid 200 USD
Result 350 USD = 286 GBP
Two Antique English Hand Painted Ceramic Toby Mugs.
Sarasota Estate Auction USA
Estimate: 120 - 240 USD
Result 175 USD
English, late 18th-early 19th century Toby jug
Condition Report: Repair to arm.
Cowan's Auctions USA
Estimate: 150 - 250 USD
Result 330 USD = 270 GBP
£130 Hearty Goodfellow Toby Jug with excessive flaking.
East Bristol Auctions
Result 130 GBP
There is no gain in needless restoration restoring this jug, it can only be original once.
£5 could buy you this 19th century Toby character jug.
Warren & Wignall
Opening Bid 5 GBP
Result: 25 GBP
Prattware Toby Jug
Golding Young & Mawer
Lot 3051: An early 19thC Prattware pottery Bacchus and satyr Toby jug, modelled with Bacchus seated on a wine barrel laden with fruit, holding a cornucopia with dolphin spout, on a circular base with monkey handle, c1800, 32cm H.
Estimate 300-500 GBP
Result: Unsold GBP
19th century Toby character jug.
Cotswold Auction Company
Opening Bid 25 GBP
Result: 85 GBP
Two Staffordshire Toby Jugs fail to sell.
The green example had a pipe that didn't belong. Treating your Toby jugs as Mr Potato Man by adding hats, pipes or goblets unjustly isn't a good idea.
Lots 519 and 520
Estimates 450 and 300 GBP
Result: Unsold GBP
Staffordshire Toby Jug.
Ebay. Item number:352608709353
Good result for this Staffordshire Toby jug despite damage to its hat and handle.
Result: 250 GBP
110 GBP bought this Ralph Wood Toby Jug
Lot 4: A late 18th century pearlware Ralph Wood type toby jug, typically modelled, 26cm (10in) high
Estimate 200-400 GBP
Result: 110 GBP
This is a great looking Fine Creamware Toby Jug
Halls Fine Art
Lot 28: A Leeds creamware toby jug 19th century
Estimate 60-100 GBP
Result: 140 GBP
Twelve Toby Jugs Lot 361
Whitley's Auctioneers, Inc.
SET OF 12 WW II ALLIED LEADERS TOBY JUGS
Starting bid 500 USD
Result: 850 USD
Toby Jug Lot 570
Marques dos Santos, Portugal
Toby Jug female figure Stone faience mug, attributed to the Cavaquinho Factory, 18th / 19th century, polychrome decoration, representing a female figure with a dog in her lap. Signs of use.
Estimate: 1950-2600 EURO
Result: Contact Auction
Lot 4187: A Continental faience Toby jug, probably French, late 19th century, modelled seated holding a glass in his right hand and a jug in his left, wearing a green jacket and yellow trousers on a naturalistic base, blue painted 'FT' monogram to base, height 31cm (chip to side edge of base).
Estimate: 60-100 GBP
Result: 40 GBP
You could learn a lot from this matching pair of Toby jugs.
Lot 2026: Early 19th century Toby jug on a sponged base, 24cm and a another of a woman 26cm
Estimate: 50-80 GBP
Result: 420 GBP
Unusual Hearty Goodfellow Toby jug.
Mellors & Kirk 29.11.18,
Lot 226: A STAFFORDSHIRE PEARL GLAZED EARTHENWARE HEARTY GOOD FELLOW TOBY JUG, C1830-40 26.5cm h
Professional restoration to tricorn, pipe and coat flaps
Estimate: 150-200 GBP
Result: 160 GBP
A Prattware Toby jug.
Thomas Watson 27.11.18,
Lot 83: A Traditional Prattware Toby jug.
Opening Bid 60 GBP
Result: 85 GBP
What a great result for this Toby jug.
TW Gaze 5.10.18,
Lot 284: A late 18th / early 19th Century Staffordshire Toby jug, yellow jacket, smoking a pipe, 25cm tall
Result: 340 GBP
Three separate lots of Prattware Toby jugs
Lot: 156 showing
A Pratt Type Pottery Toby Jug, circa 1800, of traditional form, seated holding a jug of ale, 26cm high; and A Similar Toby Jug, 26cm high (2)
Condition Report: With repaired hat and old restored handle. Other with old restore hat and right hand.
Result: 160 GBP
A similar Prattware Toby jug with orange face to the one on the left realized an extraordinary £1200 bid at Bonhams 11.7.18
The asking price for this pair is £150.
A large collection of 'Early and Victorian Toby Jugs'
Freeman's Philadelphia, PA, US 11.7.18,
Lot 342: Two Prattware Toby Jugs
Estimate: 400-600 USD
Result Two Toby jugs shown - 950 USD
Over 40 Toby jugs being sold in the late Leo Kaplan collection at Bonhams London 11th July 2018
Lot 187: A Wood family 'Sailor' toby jug, circa 1790
Estimate: 1400-1600 GBP
Result: 1200 GBP
A 19th Century Salt-glazed Stoneware Toby Jug attributed to Brampton
Wilkinson's Auctioneers 24.6.18
Estimate: 80-160 GBP
Result: 130 GBP
Two American Sailor type toby jugs Circa 1820
Estimate: 300-400 GBP
Result: 200 GBP
You could be pleased as Punch if you buy this lot on the low estimate
An 18th/19th Century Staffordshire Pearlware Toby jug including a Punch door stop.
Wright Marshall Ltd 15.5.18
Estimate: 40-60 GBP
Result: 80 GBP
Gary Don 15.5.18
Estimate: 2 GBP
Yorkshire Toby Jug
A Yorkshire Toby jug in a small collection of three.
Halls Fine Art 23.5.18
Estimate: 300-400 GBP
Nice Toby jug
50 GBP could buy you another great Toby. This
early Prattware Toby jug is being sold with three other Staffordshire
Estimate: 80-120 GBP
Result: 300 GBP
Bargain Toby jug
Penrith Farmers' & Kidd's PLC 21.2.18
This Neale type Toby jug is being offered with an opening bid of just 15 GBP. Great value if your thinking of starting a collection.
Estimate: 15-25 GBP
Result 85 GBP
Good Toby jugs
Rogers Jones & Co. 13.2.18
Included in a mixed lot of household china was this lovely medium size Prattware Toby jug. No damage other than a small chip to hat. It didn't pass by unnoticed realizing a very respectable price.
Result: 260 GBP
Toby Jug advertising memorabilia
Lot 469. Burke's Whiskey jug. A large, ceramic, toby-style jug, a figure in tricorn hat seated on a barrel of Burkes Green Label Whiskey, by Fieldings, Stoke on Trent.
Estimate: 300-500 EUR
Creamware Toby Jug.
Marques dos Santos 19.12.17
For a similar model described as Wood type see: Mellors Kirk 17.3.13 - Lot 450
Estimate: 525-700 EUR
Result: 700 EUR
Two early Toby Jugs.
Lot 134. Two early 19th century toby jugs.
Estimate: 100-150 GBP
A nice under-glaze Toby Jug.
Adam Partridge 1.11.17
Lot 308. A 19th century pearlware Toby jug and cover.
Estimate: 30-50 GBP
Result: 65 GBP
A Walton Toby Jug.
Lot 82. A pearlware Walton Toby jug.
Estimate: 250-350 GBP
Result: 250 GBP
Nice Hearty Goodfellow and Yorkshire.
Inmans Auction 23.10.17
Lot 245. Two 19th Century Toby jugs
Result: 32 GBP
Double Base Toby jug
Lot 262. An early C19th Staffordshire Toby jug painted in naturalistic colours
Estimate: 10 GBP
Result: 260 GBP
A Ralph Wood Staffordshire type Toby jug, a mug and cow creamer
Rogers Jones & Co. 15.9.17
Estimate: 70-100 GBP
Result 340 GBP
Three Traditional Toby jugs
Anderson & Garland 12.9.17
Lot 35. A pearlware Toby jug and two others.
Estimate: 80-150 GBP
DARK brown coat - firing crack to handle, occasional firing cracks, restoration to hand, tunic and jug, hairline crack near left arm, small chip to edge of left foot, glaze wear and crazing.
BROWN coat black - hat-restoration to hat, chipping to right hand, chipping and glaze chipping to base and underside, star crack to underside, wear to glaze overall.
BLUE coat - extensive restoration, restored hairline cracks to hat, chipping and associated hairline cracks to rim, firing cracks to handle of beer jug resulting in handle detached from jug (in factory), crack to underside, restoration to underside, firing flaws and glaze wear.
Five Pounds could buy you this Toby jug
Warren & Wignall 7.6.17
Lot 737. A 19th century Toby jug.
Estimate: 5-10 GBP
Result 20 GBP
Sale date: 9.3.17
Lot 274. Rare Pratt Ware American Sailor toby jug, circa 1800, wearing an ochre jacket, blue yellow and green striped waistcoat and blue and white striped britches, clutching a jug of foaming ale in his left hand and a mug in his right, seated on his trunk which has the erroneously spelt script 'Dollars' to each side, and anchor between his feet, 30.5cm high
Condition: The handle and the hat show signs of restoration and there are large visible restored cracks running around the back of the chest that the figure is sat on (see extra images), the tankard in the right hand broken off but we have the part, we would recommend viewing this lot in person - **General condition consistent with age.
Estimate: 800-1200 GBP
Result: 780 GBP