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A very nice example of the Staffordshire "blue & white" Toby and a well decorated prattware Toby will be coming in towards the end of the month.


SN: 1/7000

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Good Ralph Wood Toby jug


A good Ralph Wood Toby jug decorated in manganese, yellow and green translucent running glazes - the soft colours are unusual and work well. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7663

SOLD

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Good pearlware Toby jug Staffordshire c1780


A lovely pearlware Toby jug in very good original condition with no restoration. Richly decorated in translucent manganese, ochre, cobalt blue and green glazes - please contact us for more information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7666

£1200

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Very good pearlware Martha Gunn Toby jug Staffordshire c.1780


In fine original condition with no restoration this is an attractive and well decorated pearlware Martha Gunn Toby jug in prattware colours c1780. Bright glaze and crisp moulding - an excellent example.


SN: 1/7664

£1510

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Creamware Toby jug by Neale & Co c.1790


A richly coloured and well moulded creamware Toby jug by Neale and Co Staffordshire c.1790. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/6734

£1390

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Rare and early yellow faced Toby jug Staffordshire c.1780


I suggested to a good friend that I ought to call this an oriental Collier Toby but he convinced me that this wasn't such a good idea! Having said that this is a very fine and unusual Toby richly decorated and with a beautifully decorated and large "small jug" and a striking yellow face. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7659

£2090

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11th July 2018 Early Toby jug prices SOAR!


I frequently suggest that collecting good early Toby jugs may possibly constitute a most enjoyable form of investing! If you take a look online at the results of today’s sale at Bonham’s you will see that this may well be the case as over 40 good Toby jugs were sold with most achieving extremely high prices including quite a few records. This Thin Man achieving c. £6500 including commissions. Of course we collect for the sheer pleasure we get but it's nice to know that our collections may well be earning us a nice return!


SN: 0

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Fine creamware midsized Toby jug Staffordshire c.1780


An attractive mid-sized (7 1/4" tall) creamware Toby jug possibly by Ralph Wood. Well moulded, standing on a high base and decorated in a rich green translucent running glaze. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7123

£990

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Good creamware Step Toby Staffordshire c.1780


An attractive and well coloured creamware step Toby with pipe on his arm Staffordshire c.1780. The step Toby's are appealingly naive and considered to be some of the earliest Toby jugs made. Some professional restoration - please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/6272

£1450

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Fine Prattware short hat Toby jug Staffordshire c.1780


One of the nicest Pratt Ware Toby jugs that I have had for a long time - the rare short hat version and featuring an unusual and well formed handle - very well moulded and decorated in typical prattware colours. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7575

£1590

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Rare small Hearty Good Fellow Toby jug c.1790


A delightful and rare miniature Hearty Good Fellow Toby jug in good original condition - c. 8 1/4" tall. Well decorated in manganese, ochre and blue on a buff coloured body suggesting the North of England. A similar example sold at Christie's in 2002 for $2820. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7580

£1290

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Fine creamware Toby jug Staffordshire c.1780


A particularly good creamware Toby jug Staffordshire c.1780. Comprehensively decorated in manganese and green translucent running glazes - the hat and small jug showing off the rich mottled manganese to great effect! Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7274

£1780

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Are you considering selling?


If you are considering selling a single early Toby jug or a collection then please contact me – I will be happy to provide you with a free valuation and will offer extremely good prices. Click the link at the bottom of this page to send me pictures and I will get back to you. I'm afraid that we do not buy Royal Doulton character or Toby jugs


SN: 1/1

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Fine and early Ralph Wood Toby jug c.1780


A lovely Ralph Wood Toby jug and as with many of these earlier Wood's there are subtle firing flaws which do not detract but do add great character! Well decorated in manganese, ochre and green translucent running glazes. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/6463

£1950

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Wilkinson, Carruthers Gould Admiral Beatty Toby jug Staffordshire c.1917


A very good example of the Admiral David Beatty toby jug designed by Carruthers Gould and produced by Wilkinson c.1917. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7515

£590

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Fine Wilkinson Carruthers General Louis Botha Toby jug c.1917


An excellent example of the General Louis Botha Toby jug designed by Carruthers Gould and produced by Wilkinson in Staffordshire c.1917. This is the rarest jug in the set as only 150 were produced. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7507

£4150

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Fine raised pipe Toby jug Staffordshire c.1780


An very fine raised pipe Toby jug c.1780 well moulded and decorated in translucent grey, manganese and ochre translucent running glazes - only the second like this that I have seen in 15 years.


SN: 1/7648

SOLD

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Good Askew Toby jug Staffordshire c1780


A lovely example of the earlier of the Askew Toby jugs c.1780 standing at 7 3/4" tall - well moulded and richly decorated I just love his hair! Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7630

£1420

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Portobello Toby jug Scotland c.1820


A well decorated Toby jug in typical Portobello colours Scottish c 1820. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7631

£320

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Well decorated Staffordshire Toby jug c 1820


A brightly coloured and well decorated Staffordshire Toby jug c.1820. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7596

£390

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Nestegg Antiques frequently have many other early English toby jugs available - Ralph Wood, Enoch Wood, Squire, Sailor, Lord Howe, Postillion, Davenport, Neale, Martha Gunn, Drunken Sal, step tobies, Sinner toby's and other rare antique toby jugs.

The number of collectors of early English toby jugs both in the UK and across the world continues to increase and this ensures that the value of collections rises accordingly - this is potentially a great investment area and certainly a lot more fun than having savings in the bank and likely to show a better return! New collectors (once their hooked!) have a tendency to buy a large number of lower priced mid Victorian or later toby jugs - my advice would be to buy fewer and concentrate on the good pre 1820 toby jugs - these early toby jugs are likely to be the good investments.

Nestegg Antiques is the leading provider of antique and early English Toby jugs and over the past ten years we have been able to work with both museums and private collectors around the world assisting them in expanding their collections. We normally have over 150 early toby jugs in stock at prices ranging from under £100 to over £7000 and therefore, in addition to the ones listed on our website, we have many others - please contact us if you are looking for a particular toby jug.

It is generally acknowledged that the earliest English toby jugs were produced in Staffordshire c.1780 although there is good reason to suggest that the Midshipmite and step toby jugs might be slightly earlier. We are all familiar with the "Ordinary" toby jug although these come in many variations such as Long Face, Roman nose, Sharp face, Yorkshire, Collier, Askew, Step etc and can be in pearlware, creamware and saltglaze stoneware as well as delft or tinglazed for the continental versions. In addition to the ordinary toby jug we have numerous other moulds such as The Squire, Hearty Good Fellow, Lord Howe, Coachman, Drunken Parson, Sinner, Sailor, Thin man, Martha Gunn, Drunken Sal, Welshman and many more - the list if not never ending is substantial! I have collectors who focus solely on variations of the ordinary toby jug and collectors who wish to have a representative selection of moulds - this is entirely down to personal preference.

Nestegg Antiques is always eager to buy good early toby jugs and as the leading supplier we are prepared to pay the very best prices - often this can be preferable to selling at auction as you avoid the not insignificant fees involved. If you have a single early toby jug or a collection that you are considering selling please contact us and we will be pleased to advice you regarding value - you may well be pleasantly surprised!

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