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Very fine pearlware double base Toby jug Staffordshire c.1780


One of the best double base Toby's that I have had - c.1780 with excellent moulding and very well decorated in manganese, cobalt blue and green translucent running glazes. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.



SN: 1/7545

£1330

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Fine creamware Neale & Co Toby jug Staffordshire c.1790


A most attractive creamware Toby jug the quality of painting and gentle glaze suggests that this is Neale & co. The face is particularly well painted - a real character! Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.



SN: 1/7544

£790

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Good large hat Ralph Wood Toby jug Staffordshire c.1780


A lovely Ralph Wood Toby jug decorated in blue, manganese and ochre translucent running glazes with the unglazed areas found on very early Ralph Wood pieces - in addition to the large hat he also has an unusual strap handle - a rare and most attractive Toby. Please contact us for additional information and as condition report.



SN: 1/7528

£2350

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Good Prattware Toby jug with initials T. B. on small jug c.1790


A very good prattware Toby jug Staffordshire c.1790 - this is the rare short hat version and also has the initials T. B. on his small jug and wonderful "leech" like painted eyebrows! Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.



SN: 1/7526

£1420

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Wilkinson, Carruthers Gould President Woodrow Wilson Toby jug Staffordshire c.1917


A good example of the President Woodrow Wilson toby jug designed by Carruthers Gould and produced by Wilkinson c.1917. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.



SN: 1/7509

£690

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Wilkinson Carruthers Gould Marshal Joseph Joffre toby jug Staffordshire c.1917


A good Marshal Joseph Joffre toby jug designed by Carruthers Gould and produced by Wilkinson c.1917. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.



SN: 1/7516

£680

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Attractive Walton Toby jug Staffordshire c.1820


An attractive enamelled Toby jug c.1820 with the "Walton" banner to the underbase. Well decorated and with an unusual pale "olive" green coat. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.



SN: 1/7521

£690

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Wilkinson Carruthers Gould Marshal Ferdinand Foch toby jug Staffordshire c.1917


A good example of the Marshal Ferdinand Foch toby jug designed by Carruthers Gould and produced by Wilkinson c.1917. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.



SN: 1/7514

£430

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Wilkinson's, Carruthers Gould Field Marshal Douglas Haig Toby jug c.1917


A fine example of the Field Marshall Douglas Haig Toby jug designed by Carruthers Gould and produced by Wilkinson c.1917. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.



SN: 1/7510

£690

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Are you considering selling?


This year has been extremely busy with a large number of early Toby jugs sold to customers around the world, many to new collectors, and it’s clear that good and rare Toby jugs continue to be highly sought after. I’m delighted that so many have sold and of course this means that I’m eager to buy more! 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.



SN: 1/1

£0

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Fine and large creamware Bacchus jug Staffordshire c.1790 9 3/4" tall


Whilst of course this is not a Toby jug many Toby collectors include a few of these figural Bacchus jugs in their collection as they come from the same period and often the same pottery. This is one of the tallest (9 3/4") of the Bacchus jugs, extremely well decorated and a fantastic display of the ingenuity of the Staffordshire potters. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.



SN: 1/6075

£390

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Good Prattware Toby jug Staffordshire c.1780


A very good prattware Toby jug Staffordshire c.1780 well decorated in the typical Pratt colours of manganese, ochre and cobalt blue. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.



SN: 1/7414

£740

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Fine Ralph Wood sharp face Toby jug c.1780 - ex Mackintosh collection


In 1967 Mike Collins bought two Ralph Wood Sharp Face Toby jugs at the Mackintosh sale at Sotheby's - he kept one and the other was given to a relative. I managed to buy Lot 47 in the UK in June (see my "News and Discussions" page) and astonishingly found this one (Lot 60) in Spain this month - reunited after 50 years! Crisply moulded, lightly potted and well decorated in manganese, cobalt blue and ochre translucent running glazes. A rare Toby jug with excellent provenance - please contact us for additional information and a condition report.



SN: 1/7424

£4300

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Good step Toby jug with dog Staffordshire c.1780


These early step Toby's always look so good! This one is made more unusual in having a dog by his feet and in addition to the blue there are grey translucent glaze highlights - pipe resting on on his arm. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.



SN: 1/7403

£2300

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Prattware Toby jug Staffordshire c.1790


Prattware Toby jug decorated in manganese, ochre and cobalt blue with a nicely formed handle - please contact us for additional information and a condition report



SN: 1/7379

£630

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Staffordshire pearlware Toby jug c.1800


A richly coloured Staffordshire pearlware Toby jug c.1800 - please contact us for additional information and a condition report.



SN: 1/1350

£730

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Prattware Toby jug Staffordshire c.1790


Prattware Toby jug with sponged ochre and manganese decoration with sage green breeches and base ring. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.



SN: 1/7182

£590

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Pearlware Long Face Toby jug Staffordshire c.1835


An attractive Long Face Toby jug in the style of Ralph Wood the well moulded pearlware body decorated in a translucent manganese glaze - in very good original condition. Coincidentally, a similar example is currently on Ebay: (Antique Staffordshire Longface Toby Ralph Wood Style c.1780) and whilst these are commonly thought to be late 18th century I believe that these were produced in the 1st half of the 19th century c.1820-50.



SN: 1/3513

£1290

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Mid sized raised glass Toby jug Staffordshire c.1790


Standing at 6 3/4" tall this is a well painted and nicely moulded raised glass Toby jug. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report



SN: 1/3684

£790

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Good Enoch Wood Toby jug STaffordshire c.1800


A lovely example of the Enoch Wood enamelled Toby jug with marbled base and pipe on arm - well painted with an attractive pink coat. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.



SN: 1/6072

£560

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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!