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
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 After quite a long pause and the next bid not forthcoming a message was relayed to the auctioneer that the £2200 bid was retracted, the lot was then apparently sold to the Internet at the previous bid of £2000.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 small jug looks to be a replacement for either a small Toby or sparrow beak jug. but still represents good value when overall quality is taken into account. An excellent buy where very little can be lost if left untouched .
The other Toby shown realized 550 GBP at David Lay (compare its price to a much finer similar example in our 'Auction Best Buys'). The suggestion and lack of a pipe will always put some collectors off. I am not certain that this model ever had a pipe or even a cup with comparison jugs also having restored pipes. It isn't uncommon to find an empty raised right hand on later jugs, given the high price there is every possibility that a pipe is intended, lets hope not.
These attractive 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 colourful example has just sold on Ebay for 150 GBP.
This wonderful Toby jug with no restorations 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.'
Specialist pottery expert Jonathan Horne always encouraged interest in collecting and dealing thus creating a vibrant antique community.
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
Collectors embrace buying at auction at this popular venue that's building quite a reputation for selling early Toby jugs.
The offerings this time were a mixture of running-glaze, Prattware and two late Delft type jugs, all results can be viewed on our auction pages. The majority were not in the best condition and the few I viewed carried no dealers/collection stickers. Great condition reports were available as usual but a personal inspection was the order of the day. Best prices were paid for the jugs that carried the usual hooks, Village Idiot, Thin Man, Sailor, and Ralph Wood. Although results for these were well above estimates they can still be considered bargains when compared to similar of today's trade offerings. Aesthetics is all important when buying so don't be afraid to ask for more images. Compare the Village Idiot's hat which is the wrong shape and lists to one side, it could be totally restored.
Result 1150 GBP
See: All Sale Toby Jugs
This small fiddler Toby jug caught me by surprise when it came up for sale at my local sale room in Wokingham. Who would have thought such a rarity would turn up so close to the only other similar model that can be seen in the Brighton museum. This small bespoke jug always carries a big price being sort by Early pottery and Toby jug collectors alike. The over-burnt manganese hat was unusual, the orange breeches and porridge crazed glaze different which made viewing essential if you have deep pockets. Consult Pat Halfpenny's books for more information and Toby jug collectors should compare it with the traditional model. I hope the minor damage is never touched on what is probably the nicest one I have seen in over 40 years.
Result 8000 GBP
Adam Partridge. 22.2.18.
An interesting lot of 4 Toby jugs was sold by Adam Partridge Auctioneers. A green coat running glaze traditional, a Ralph Wood sailor and the remaining two of no consequence. They did extremely well for their condition realizing a bid of 1500 GBP against an estimate of just 60 GBP. All lots are posted on our auction page. Adam Partridge will always oblige with extra photographs posted on their website on request with the usual condition reports alongside description. They certainly helped me. 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
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.
Sheffield Auction 1.12.17.
Good result for Seven Wilkinson WW1 Toby jugs that have just sold for a bid of 1700 GBP or 243 GBP each
Estimate was 12-1800 GBP
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. One jug had been deliberately altered from its 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". It did however have two trade stickers on the base, one from Bernard & S. Dean Levy, Inc, who were trading from 1973 and another of Ginsburg and Levy first trading form 1901 and ceasing in 1976. I would be interested to here from anyone that can pre-date the B.S.Dean Levy sticker with a catalogue entry, illustration or museum reference. Another version also with major damage has been recently sold twice by Bonhams.
To begin to make sense of this jug you first have to answer, "why do Bonhams constantly date this model c1820".
For more information on Ginburg and Levy see: http://www.nytimes.com/1983/03/27/arts/antiques-view-a-curtain-falls.html
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.
At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking it's by Walton notwithstanding the mark and price. Would anyone like to have a guess at the potter and price of the Hearty Goodfellow on the right.
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.
20th Century Decorative Art and Design is becoming more mainstream.
Antiques and Home magazine June 2016 issue ran an article that encouraged readers to display antiques in contemporary room settings even if there was just one antique featured, you should then post it on Pinterest under the heading "Antique with Modern".
Fashion changes and prices will always fluctuate.
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
What could be clearer than this description.
Here today we bring you an antique Staffordshire Prattware colour Toby jug.
This jug is Circa 1820 apx 9" tall
There are no markings on the item to show makers mark or where it was made.
There is no major damage to this jug there are some cracks to glaze and some missing glaze/colour
There is some marks to the item
Please see pictures
This early 19th century enamel toby had its faults that were more than compensated with a very fair sale result of just 102 GBP. The degraded black might have put some off but far better to see the original condition than a restored painted finish as you will never be sure what other damage lies beneath. It was offered for sale with 8 photographs that highlighted its true condition. If the flaking distracts, touch it up with a special water based model paint that can be easily removed without any further damage, ovoid the sandpaper at all costs.
It seems enamel and Prattware jugs are still considered secondary when compared with running glaze examples.
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
East Bristol Auctions 14.4.16
Having failed to sell on two previous occasions with an estimate of 1000 GBP this nice small Ralph Wood Toby jug is being Re-listed. The new estimate is a very reasonable 300 GBP. My first purchase of this model at auction was in the early eighties at a cost of 600 GBP. Definitely worth following.
Price realized 340 GBP
Lot 288: A rare Prattware Thin Boy Toby jug, circa 1800
Opening Bid 2000 GBP
Lot 290: An Admiral Lord Howe Toby jug, circa 1790
Opening Bid 3000 GBP
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
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)
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 these is £150 for both.
Mellors & Kirk 19.9.18,
A Staffordshire pearl glazed earthenware Toby jug, of unusual small size, C1800-20 with overglaze enamel painted decoration, 17cm h
Result: 320 GBP
Marques dos Santos, Porto, Portugal 11.7.18,
Lot 611: A Wine jug, 'Toby Jug', from Cavaquinho
Estimate: 800 Euro
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
Lot 187: A Wood family 'Sailor' toby jug, circa 1790
Estimate: 1400-1600 GBP
Result: 1200 GBP
Wilkinson's Auctioneers 24.6.18
Estimate: 80-160 GBP
Result: 130 GBP
Amersham Auction Rooms 14.6.18
Estimate: 40-60 GBP
Brighton General Auctions 1.6.18
Opening bid 0 GBP
Estimate: None GBP
Result: 800 GBP
Estimate: 300-400 GBP
Result: 200 GBP
Capes Dunn 30.5.18
Opening bid 25 GBP
Estimate: 40-60 GBP
Lodge & Thomas 18.5.18
Opening bid 180 GBP
Estimate: 300-400 GBP
Result: 580 GBP
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
A Yorkshire Toby jug in a small collection of three.
Halls Fine Art 23.5.18
Estimate: 300-400 GBP
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
Catherine Southon. 7.3.18
A Wilkinson Sir Francis Carruthers Gould 'David Lloyd George' and 'Admiral David Beatty' Toby jugs were in fine condition. A realistic price of 150 GBP was achieved for each jug.
Result: 150 GBP Each
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
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
Salt-glazed stoneware King George Toby jug:
Result: 80 GBP
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
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
Lot 204. A Pratt Type Pottery Toby Jug and Cover, circa 1800
Estimate: 700-1000 GBP
Lot 134. Two early 19th century toby jugs.
Estimate: 100-150 GBP
Adam Partridge 1.11.17
Lot 308. A 19th century pearlware Toby jug and cover.
Estimate: 30-50 GBP
Lot 82. A pearlware Walton Toby jug.
Estimate: 250-350 GBP
Inmans Auction 23.10.17
Lot 245. Two 19th Century Toby jugs
Woolley and Wallis Auction 18.10.17
Lot 262. An early C19th Staffordshire Toby jug painted in naturalistic colours
Estimate: 10 GBP
Rogers Jones & Co. 15.9.17
Estimate: 70-100 GBP
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.
Lot 35. A PEARLWARE TOBY JUG
Estimate: 80-150 GBP
Warren & Wignall 7.6.17
Lot 737. A 19th century Toby jug.
Estimate: 5-10 GBP
Sale date: 17.5.17
Lot 123. A very rare creamware Toby jug, circa 1780
Of 'No Base' type, wearing a shallow hat, his coat and waistcoat with incised buttons and buttonholes, his right hand resting on his knee and holding a pipe, a tall glass in his left hand held close to his body, his face, coat and shoes picked out in light brown, 18cm high (crazed, chipped, fine crack, losses to hat)
Estimate: 1000-1500 GBP
Sale date: 23.5.17
Lot 185. A creamware Toby jug of Wood type c.1785-90, wearing a pale washed green coat over ochre breeches, the foam of his ale spilling down one side of the jug he holds, 25cm.
Estimate: 200-300 GBP
Sale date: 24.3.17
Lot 26. A Ralph Wood Type Toby Jug, circa 1780, of traditional form with manganese hat and green jacket holding a jug of ale, a barrel and pipe at his feet, on a foliate moulded base, 25cm high
Estimate: 500-700 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
If you are collectors, dealers, executors or beneficiaries and have a toby jug to sell that matches our criteriawe we would like to here from you.Restoration on Toby Jugs.
Looking for restoration on antique Toby jugs and Staffordshire pottery. A few important points to consider that you probably are not aware of that will help avoid the costly mistakes when starting your collection pottery purchases. Not everyone excepts restoration.Toby Jug A-Z List 1780-1850
A comprehensive list of British antique Staffordshire pottery toby jugs that are available to collectors.Toby Jug books.
Toby Jug catalogues and articles include: The Earle Collection of Early Staffordshire Pottery, Astbury Whieldon and Ralph Wood figures and Toby jugs, The Wood Family of Burslem, Old English Pottery,Museums where Staffordshire toby Jugs are on public display.
Museums where you can view English antique toby jugs. The Ashmolean, Oxford and the Hanley Museum Stoke on Trent Staffordshire are two of the best.Wood and Sons Toby Jugs, Staffordshire England.
A contemporary set of Staffordshire Toby Jugs of Ralph Wood type.
Most Toby collectors know the famous Wood family name but have you seen the 20th century models produced through the 1970's-81?
A fun field of collecting that will result in many hours of pleasure.Ralph Wood Toby Jugs: master potter of Burslem Stoke on Trent
Sharp Face Toby Jug by Ralph Wood.
Sharpface Toby Jugs were only potted by the Ralph Wood family of Burslem Staffordshire, was their inspiration political figures of their day.