A small preview of some of the more interesting Antique Staffordshire Toby jugs coming up for sale through auction. Always check their website auction catalogue descriptive information along with condition, travel details and lot availability. Descriptions are taken from the auction house catalogues.
A quantity of 6 18thC and onwards Toby jugs to include 3 lidded ones, with some Staffordshire and Copeland examples, together with a hollow based Staffordshire figure of Bacchus, largest 9 3/42 high (7)
Estimate: 120-150 GBP
Result: 110 GBP
Thomas N. Miller
A Sterling Castle musical tankard, together with a tray containing nineteenth century pottery Toby jugs, a glazed pottery tea pot of a pig
Estimate: 20-30 GBP
Result: 320 GBP
A 19th Century Salt-glazed Stoneware Toby Jug attributed to Brampton. The seated figure on a canted plinth holding a jug of foaming ale; the crown of his tricorn hat forming a lid, with a crested handle to his back, 11 in (28 cm) in height. And a small salt-glazed stoneware pot of oval form having a roptetwist rim and foot with relief moulded floral garlands either side and lion-mask handles.
Estimate: 80-160 GBP
Result: 130 GBP
All unmarked. 1-2) Two Ralph Wood-type, with neutral glazes. Heights 8.5". 3) "Hearty Goodfellow" example. Height 10.5". 4) Toby wears a red coat. Height 7". 5) Miniature jug with Toby in a green coat. Height 4".
Condition Report: All with age-typical wear. 1-2) One with chip on sleeve. 3) Professional restorations to black coat and hat. 5) Professional restoration to coat and hat.
Opening Bid: 160 USD
Estimate: 400-600 USD
Result: 425 USD
An early/mid 19thC earthenware Toby Jug, featuring a soldier wearing a uniform hat, seated on a drum 12 inches
Estimate: 40-60 GBP
Result: 45 GBP
A Staffordshire pearlware toby jug, early 19th century, decorated in Pratt type glazes, of a seated man with an ale jug, height 24.5cm, width 11cm, depth 17cm.
Estimate: 100-200 GBP
Result: 550 GBP
Two 'American Sailor' type toby jugs Circa 1820
Each modelled wearing a wide brimmed hat, a blue jacket and striped trousers, and seated on a chest inscribed 'Dollars', 26.5cm and 27cm high
Estimate: 300-400 GBP
Result: 200 GBP
Brighton General Auctions
EARLY TOBY JUG A/F 25 CMS
Estimate: 0 GBP
Result: 800 GBP