Specialist dealer in rare Ralph Wood Antique Toby Jugs and Staffordshire figures for over 40 years.

Antique Toby Jugs


Toby Jugs Wanted

We are keen to purchase fine early English pottery toby jugs circa 1780-1840. Ralph Wood running glaze, or unusual enamel models including 20th century full sets of F.Carruthers Gould first world war one Wilkinson jugs. All purchases and contacts will be held in the strictest confidence. If you are collectors, dealers, executors or beneficiaries and have a toby jug that matches the above criteria and you think it could be of interest please send a brief description or photograph with price and condition to: diane.ginns@yahoo.co.uk

We are sorry but are unable to give personal valuations.

Copyright 2014 : All rights reserved Ray and Diane Ginns

Antique Toby Jug News

A very nice Running glaze Toby jug sold for 185 GBP

A colourful enamel Toby jug sold for a very reasonable 70 GBP

Warren & Wignall 19.4.17

Prattware Toby Jugs at 170 GBP each

Stacey's 20.3.17

Despite having a "Come and get me" estimate of 30-40 GBP, a meager winning bid of 340 GBP won the day for these two ordinary Toby jugs.

Result: 340 GBP.

A running glaze Staffordshire Toby jug.

Antique Toby Jugs

Woolley and Wallis:

Early ceramics sale 28.2.17

In their specialist sale of ceramics were six early Toby jugs, one of them being this late 18th century running glaze example. It is a lovely jug that was always going to be popular with collectors. Condition was good with no restoration although a little staining to the finely crazed glaze finish might disract. The old school collectors would have considered it to be two steps off the Mackintosh path, but with attribution and condition up in the air prices can be anyone's guess.

Result was a very rich bid of 1600 GBP.

An enamel sailor toby jug. A Prattware traditional toby jug and a very nice 
		quality bocage group of the

Staffordshire Pottery thought provoking result.

Bonhams Edinburgh 22.2.17.

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.

Staffordshire Toby Jugs.

Fielding Auctioneers 7.1.17.

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.

Three Toby jugs: Ralph Wood Lord Howe Toby jug, Creamware Toby jug, Trafalgar Sailor Toby jug
Prices from left - right - 1100 - 420 - 620 GBP

Three Toby jugs: A Prattwre Toby jug, a Walton Hearty Goodfellow Toby jug and a Dollars Sailor Toby jug.
Prices from left - right - 230 - 190 - 180 GBP

Buying English Pottery at auction.

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.

Typical Disclaimer

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.

A Dr. Johnson Toby jug. Staffordshire pottery.

Dr Johnson Staffordshire Toby Jug.

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.

A 19thC Toby jug.

Contrasting fortunes for a Neale type Toby Jug.

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 a very low bid of just 130 GBP.

Impressed Neale & Co. Enamel Toby jug about to be sold at Bonhams on 3.11.16
Impressed Neale & Co. toby jug. Bonhams 3.11.16

Description: A rare Neale and Co toby jug, circa 1785-90. Seated and holding a foaming jug, a clay pipe resting on the ground beside him, wearing a brown jacket, orange waistcoat and buff-coloured breeches, the base marbled in puce, 25.9cm high, impressed Neale and Co, incised 24 (wear to gilding on hat, minute flakes to enamel)

A very nice example resulting in a total price of 3640 GBP

Impressed Neale & Co. Toby jug. Durrants 30.10.16

Impressed Neale & Co. Toby Jug. 30.10.16

The importance of any potter's mark should never be underestimated, it will appeal to specialist collectors and in this case toby jug enthusiasts. When found on an authentic jug all uncertainties disappears making the fictional description redundant. Durrants sale on 28.10.16 contained a small collection of toby jugs which included an under-glaze impressed Neale & Co. Rarely do such jugs come onto the market and it was inevitable it would be fiercely contested and resulted in a special price of 2200 GBP bid. This seems very reasonable when compared to the all too common 51 models that seek an unwarranted premium. The quality and colours were outstanding with only the pipe stem missing. Similar under-glaze "TYPE" jugs are commonplace but could easily be considered Yorkshire or even Prattware to the unwary and will never be "The real McCoy" With the sale receiving so much interest other notable jugs could have fared better. A plain Prattware example and a running-glaze Leeds type received bids of 220 and 110 GBP respectively.

Read: Neale Pottery and Porcelain. (Its Predecessors and Successors 1763-1820) Diana Edwards.

We are pleased to see others promoting auctions as a source where good toby jugs can be viewed and purchased.

Yorkshire toby jug.

First sold at Skinners and recently at Woolley and Wallis.

Viewing and research will always be your best friend.

Opinions will always differ when a toby jug is as unique as this interesting Yorkshire example which was sold at Woolley and Wallis auctions Salsbury 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 Sailsbury 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. DeanLevy, Inc, who were trading from 1973 and another of Ginsburg and Levy first trading form 1901 and ceasing in 1976. It sold for a bid of 3400 GBP. 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

A Ralph Wood type traditional toby jug.
Is this jug the Holy Grail for the Mackintosh enthusiast.

Step back and feast your eyes on something rather special. An exciting colourful Wood type jug that had to be viewed to fully appreciate the subtle differences from the ordinary. It was in original condition with just a very small chip to the hat and minor glaze flaking. A rich bid of 2400 GBP was paid but quality, rarity and originality will always command the best prices.

If you want to sell your collection try selling them as one lot.

A small collection of five Ralph Wood toby jugs.

It certainly worked for this small collection of unusual running glaze jugs that were sold at Rowleys on the 31.8.16. Despite having some damage the jugs were rare enough to command a 4000 GBP winning bid. One has to assume the rare highly coloured Martha Gunn had an influence on the final result. I don't remember ever seeing such a pleasing Martha face highlighted by a rich full coloured under-glaze decoration which is very reminiscent of the classic Rodney's sailors adorned with check waistcoats and trousers.

New low for a Prattware toby jug that failed to receive the required 100 GBP starting bid.

A traditional Prattware toby jug and a Whieldon miniature toby jug with green running glaze coat.

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

Marked Spode Copeland toby jug

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. It is priced at 7500 GBP
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.

Smoking can be costly in more ways than one.

Canterbury auctions 2.8.16 Right: Bolton auctions 1.8.16

What a difference 11 days between sales can make. These two early toby jugs (left) were sold at Canterbury auctions last week for a bid of 480 GBP. They were the same model as the Tennants example minus the pipes but made approximately 90% less in final values. It does tend to highlight the fragility in a picky market with established collectors creating an imbalance.
The majolica Falstaff toby jug (right) realized a woefully low bid of 42 GBP. This colourful jug was free from damage apart from a few scuffs and is around 150 years old with a date registration mark underneath the base. If you believe the old chestnut that toby jugs are an investment you surly can't go wrong with him.

18th century toby jug of ralph wood type.
Excellent auction price for an untouched running glaze toby jug. Tennants Auctions 22.7.16

It was described by the auction house as: A Ralph Wood Type Pottery Toby Jug, circa 1780, of traditional form holding a jug and smoking a pipe, decorated in pale manganese glazes. Estimate 400-600 GBP

Other than the addition of a pipe there is no noticeable difference from other traditional toby jugs that you would expect to see in most collections. It was sparsely coloured with a heavy pearlware glaze that had intermittent crazing being occasionally stained, particularly to the inside of the hat. Two unsightly chips were on separate high points of the outside rim of the hat. Any attempted restoration of these would clash with the surrounding crackled glaze spoiling its appearance and devaluing what is a very clean jug. I doubt if the bidders realised the significance of this jug so it must have been the addition of an original pipe that was its attraction. There have been other similar cheaper jugs offered over the last two weeks but some have had their pipes added which hardly inspires confidence. This toby made a lot more than what I thought at this time realizing a total price of 3200 GBP
Two points that should be derived from this sale result in light of recent price falls.
Quality seems to be the new rarity with unwarranted restoration deterring collectors.
When dispersing of older collections where opinions have changed, seriously consider auctions as well as private selling avenues. Get as many valuations as possible to avoid being short changed.

18th century toby jug of ralph wood type.
Eastbourne Auctions. 14.7.16

This richly coloured 18th Century Ralph Wood type pottery toby in creamware colours realized a very reasonable price of 180 GBP against an estimate of 250-350 GBP. Prattware and enamel traditional toby jugs have never being more affordable which hopefully should encourage collectors of Victorian jugs to move into this fascinating earlier period.

Result 180 GBP

Eight WW1 Toby jugs designed by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould and produced by the Wilkinson factory.

Extremely low priced Toby jugs that might just turn out to be a bargain.

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

Staffordshire Ralph Wood type toby jug

Condition is all in the "Detail"

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
Catalogue Description.
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.

Result: 90 GBP

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.
Gerrards Auction Rooms 2014

Catalogue Description.
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

19thC Ralph Wood Style Staffordshire Toby Jug.
Prices continue to tumble with this nice looking Prattware Toby jug only securing a low bid of 220 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

Staffordshire Prattware colour Toby jug.
EBay still draws the collectors looking for a bargain. Item No. 351721270603

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.

Ralph Wood Bacchus, Pan and the serpent Toby Jug.
Ralph Wood Bacchus and Pan Toby jug

Brightwells 20.4.16
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 small toby jug.
Miniture Ralph Wood Toby jug

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

Rare English Antique Ralph Wood Pottery of Burslem Staffordshire.
EBay. Item number: 291705615095

This colourful jug had a turbulent sale on EBay last week. It was offered at a "Buy it Now" price of around 1200 GBP that gradually reduced to 700 GBP while at the same time being offered with a bidding starting price of 199 GBP. It eventually found its own level selling for 399 GBP.
With over two hundred jugs for sale around the country at this time they can quickly become stale, so it is important to give your toby the right sale attribution. This one was described as:
A Rare English Antique Ralph Wood Pottery of Burslem Staffordshire. Toby Philpot Jug, Whieldon Ware with rare muted colour run glaze, circa 1765.
I have never come across a R.Wood toby with a running glaze black hat and such a heavy handle in all my dealing years. Attribution should always be taken with a pinch of salt and more attention paid to what is before you. This toby only had age related wear which was clearly shown in numerous photographs that buyers seem to prefer. What you should take away from this sale is that a good R.Wood toby can be as little as 399 GBP. There has never been a better time to collect English pottery.
Ref: Ralph Wood Toby jugs.

A mid 19th century S and H Briddon Brampton salt glaged Toby jug.
Auction: Jackson, Green & Preston. 18.3.16

A salt glazed Toby jug

Not many collectors buy buff or white wares but this salt-glazed toby (top) might change your mind as it's unusually marked S-H Briddon. Marked genuine dated pieces are always nice to have in any collection but if its not for you a record should be kept for future reference. Last year this similar important salt-glaze jug (bottom) was sold in the USA. It passed by without a mention and reminded me of how collecting has changed from historical to decorative. Have a good look at it and see if you think it could be a jug commemorating a changing point in history or just a point in history that changed.

A 19th century Scottish Toby jug.

Being sold at Great Western Auctions on the 18.3.16 is this lovely Scottish Toby jug. Twelve photographs will inspire confidence for all collectors worried about buying damage items. Sometimes described as circa 1800, and even one impressed with an implausible 1794 date will still not convince me they are anything other than Victorian. Competitively priced at 60-80 GBP this colourful jug would add to any collection.
Ref: The evolution of the Yorkshire Toby jug.

A Yorkshire Toby jug.
EBay. item number 111885930326

If you are looking for a genuine Yorkshire toby jug then maybe this might be the one for you. Being sold on EBay this week is an early 19th century toby where condition is shown in no less than 41 images. Apart from auction, I never buy if condition is not mentioned alongside description, but this seller's approach will encourage most, especially when you see their feedback at 100%. The jugs rarity is average but what is interesting, and something I have never encountered before, is the unusual shape of the crown that you wouldn't normally expect to see with this jug. Although it is only shown in situ you get the impression of a genuine original complete piece with just age related wear. The missing small cup doesn't have to be restored, but if you have to don't be tempted to replace it with anything that isn't true to this jug. An item will only be original once and will command 100% audience, if you mess with it interest will only decline. If you are serious about collecting do keep the image for reference to help avoid associated crowns or alterations.

An unusual white glazed Toby jug.

Peachtree and Bennett

This was an interesting sale of mixed toby jugs that covered several periods. It was probably assembled in the late 70s when you take into account the old yellowing and part restorations. Notice how all the fine glaze chipping / frosting has been left untouched with only essential work carried out. The unrecorded white toby jug is where you should focus your attention. It is potted in a traditional style with a narrow plinth supporting a flat unglazed base, a real collectors piece but it only achieved a winning bid of $10. I have listed most of the other early jugs but if you want to see the full auction in greater detail do view Peachtree's own website where each jug can be seen with numerous large photographs for each lot.
Rupert Toovey also had an unusual jug (left) with a flat unglazed base that was signed R Wood. The jovial character was nicely coloured in running glazes and realized a bid of 360 pounds.
peachtreebennett.hibid.com A website to bookmark and follow.

Any jug with a flat unglazed base will always be of interest
Be cautious and view the package as a whole as there is every chance it could be a prototype, studio piece or fake. The Peachtree jug was sold at a bargain price of $10 but can you imagine the possibilities if glazed in prattware colours.

Toby Jug Auction News

A Ralph Wood Type Toby Jug

A Ralph Wood Type Toby Jug


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

A Staffordshire pearlware toby jug

Staffordshire Prattwre antique Toby Jug

Mellors & Kirk

Sale date: 22.3.17
Lot 23. A STAFFORDSHIRE PRATTWARE TOBY JUG, EARLY 19TH C with sponged decoration to handle and base, beneath a slightly bluish glaze, 24cm h
Condition: Old filled chip to brim of tircorn, glaze chip on chin
Estimate: 400-600 GBP

A pearlware toby jug with jug incribed ALE

Prattware Sailor antique Toby Jug


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

Pearlware antique Toby Jug

A pearlware toby jug with jug incribed ALE


Sale date: 24.2.17
Lot 1533. A pearlware toby jug with jug incribed ALE, 24.5cm high, (damage and restoration).
Estimate: 40-60 GBP
Result: 120 GBP

American Sailor antique Toby Jug

A 19thC Staffordshire jug, modelled in the form of a man drinking a flagon of beer while smoking a pipe.

Golding Young & Mawer

Sale date: 15.2.17
Lot 170. A 19thC Staffordshire jug, modelled in the form of a man drinking a flagon of beer while smoking a pipe.
Result: 95 GBP

Yorkshire Creamware Toby Jug

An early 19th century creamware Toby jug.

Stride & Son.

Sale date: 27.1.17
Lot 1542. An early 19th century creamware Toby jug, 25.5cm high.
Estimate 40-80 GBP

Porcelain continental Toby Jug

A 19th Century Toby jug with black tricorn hat.

House & Son.

Sale date: 24.1.17
Lot 205. A 19th Century Toby jug with black tricorn hat, blue jacket, yellow waistcoat and pink breeches.


An early 19th century Staffordshire pearlware Toby jug and four later Toby jugs

Aldridges of Bath.

Sale date: 20.12.16
Lot 17. An early 19th century Staffordshire pearlware Toby jug and four later Toby jugs; a ditto tobacco jar (all with faults).
Result 120 GBP

Later Lord Howe antique enamel Toby Jug

Late 18th century pearlware Toby jug depicting a jolly Toby.

Reeman Dansie

Sale date: 22.11.16
Lot 244. Late 18th century pearlware Toby jug depicting a jolly Toby in bicorn hat, holding a jug of beer, seated on a barrel 'good Aal', with green stalk handle, on octagonal base, 24.5cm
Estimate 250-350 GBP

Group of four Toby Jugs

Four Staffordshire Toby jugs

Boldon Auction Galleries

Sale date: 9.11.16
Lot 57. Four Staffordshire Toby jugs, various
Estimate 60-100 GBP

Ralph Wood traditional antique Toby Jug


Capes Dunn

Sale date: 1.11.16
Lot 255. NINETEENTH CENTURY RALPH WOOD POTTERY TOBY JUG, typical form, modelled holding a salt glazed jug and with long handled clay pipe at his side, on a canted oblong base, 10 1/4" (26cm) high, unmarked.
Condition: Possibly restored to right hand dip in hat, chip in back of jug and hairline crack to thigh above left knee.
Estimate 400-600 GBP

Yorkshire standing Toby Jug

Early 19th century Pearlware Yorkshire Toby jug.


Sale date: 22.9.16
Lot 2032. Early 19th century Pearlware Yorkshire Toby jug, 19.5cm tall,
Estimate 300-500 GBP


Two 19th century Toby jugs, sponge decoration

Andrew Smith & Son

Sale date: 13.9.16
Lot 399. Two 19th century Toby jugs, sponge decoration, approximately 25 cm high
Estimate 80-120 GBP

Victorian Yorkshire Toby Jug

One of a group of Staffordshire toby jugs.

Turner Auctions and Appraisals LLC

Sale date: 11.9.16
One of a group of Staffordshire toby jugs.

Prattware antique Toby Jug

A Ralph Wood Staffordshire toby jug of Toby Philpot circa 1780.

Border Auctions

Sale date: 27.8.16
Lot 361. Ralph Wood Staffordshire toby jug of Toby Philpot circa 1780. 10: high
Estimate 300-400 GBP

Result: Passed.

Two pearlware Toby Jugs

An early 19th Century pearlware pottery Toby jug of Yorkshire type

Canterbury Auction Galleries

Sale date: 2.8.16
Lot 410. An early 19th Century pearlware pottery Toby jug of Yorkshire type, modelled seated with a foaming jug of ale, 10ins high, and a Staffordshire pearlware example of traditional form, 9.75ins high (restoration)
Estimate 200-300 GBP
Result 480 GBP

Staffordshire Toby Jug

19th Century Toby Jug

Perry & Phillips Shropshire

You could be in the "Pink" if this Staffordshire Toby jug sells for just 20 GBP.

Sale date: 5.7.16
Lot 135. 19th Century Toby Jug, 25cm tall
Estimate 20-30 GBP

Result: 90 GBP

Sampson and Smith Victorian Toby Jugs

TWO TOBY JUGS S. Smith Longton, 1851

Two of my favourite Victorian Toby jugs to collect.

Sale date: 28.6.16
Lot 1104. TWO TOBY JUGS S. Smith Longton, 1851 23 and 19 cm. high
Estimate 50-80 EUR


Early 19th century salt glazed stoneware Toby jug of a corpulent seated figure, with ale jug, 30cm and 
		 late 18th century pearlware Toby jug with brown glazed ale jug

Reeman Dansie

Sale date: 21.6.16
Early 19th century salt glazed stoneware Toby jug of a corpulent seated figure, with ale jug, 30cm and late 18th century pearlware Toby jug with brown glazed ale jug, 26cm high (2)
Estimate 60-100 GBP

Winston Churchill Toby Jug

Winston Churchill Toby Jug

Shapiro Auctioneers of Australia

Sale date: 21.6.16
This popular Winston Churchill toby jug designed by Clarice Cliff is being sold alongside ten other toby jugs from the series of WW1 allied leaders produced from the Wilkinson factory.
Estimate 1000-2000 AUD


Unusual 19th Century Minton Majolica Quaker man Toby jug

Lawrences of Bletchingley

Sale date: 7.6.16
Lot 700. Unusual 19th Century Minton Majolica Quaker man Toby jug with impressed makers and date ciphers to base, 11.25ins high
Estimate 500-800 GBP

Running glaze antique Toby Jug

18th c. glazed stoneware Toby jug.

The Auction House of Bridport

Sale date: 29.4.16
Lot 254. 18th c. glazed stoneware Toby jug with tricorn hat, blue coat and a pint of ale!
Estimate 0 GBP
Result: 320 GBP

Leonard Jarvis Toby Jug

A Leonard Jarvis creamware commemorative toby jug: modelled as a seated Winston Churchill.

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood

Sale date: 19.4.16
Lot 541. A Leonard Jarvis creamware commemorative toby jug: modelled as a seated Winston Churchill, with palette and brushes in one hand, the other raised in the victory salute, under pale yellow, brown and green tones, signed and numbered 38/350, the base captioned 'The Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill
Estimate 400-500 GBP

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Toby Jug books.

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Wood and Sons Toby Jugs, Staffordshire England.

A contemporary set of Staffordshire Toby Jugs of Ralph Wood type.
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Victorian Toby Jugs.

A fun field of collecting that will result in many hours of pleasure.

Ralph Wood Toby Jugs: master potter of Burslem Stoke on Trent

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