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Wilkinson's Winston Churchill Toby jug c.1941


A very good example of the Wilkinson's Winston Churchill Toby jug designed by Clarice Cliff c.1941 - numbered 175 of I believe 1000. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/8006

£1650

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Fine pearlware "short hat" Toby jug Staffordshire c.1780


Such a good Toby jug ! One of the most pleasing Toby's I've had for a long time - early and cleverly decorated in varying shades and textures of manganese. As is often the case so much better in real life than in pictures.


SN: 1/7986

SOLD

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Very fine pearlware Toby jug c.1780


In lovely original condition and with no restoration a particularly fine and well decorated pearlware Toby jug c.1780. The decoration is very distinctive and I have had several Toby's which are clearly from this pottery including a Postillion, however, as is so often the case we do not known the pottery!


SN: 1/8001

£1690

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An interesting Staffordshire Toby jug c.1810-20 - J Bournell, London


A nicely decorated Toby jug c.1810-20 with an under base inscription for "J. Bournell London" I am aware of three Toby's with this inscription which is painted in the same red as on his small jug and this may be the name of the seller in London or the collector. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/8000

£725

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Fine pearlware Toby jug with original cap c.1780


A very good "four colour" pearlware Toby jug c.1780 with his original cap or crown. In very good condition with no restoration. One of those Toby's to which the pictures never do justice - a great piece!


SN: 1/7999

£1550

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Prattware Long Face Toby jug Staffordshire c.1780


This is the tall hat version of the Long Face Toby c.1780 - well decorated in striking Prattware colours. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7997

£1450

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Good creamware Toby jug Staffordshire c1790


In fine original condition a creamware Toby jug well decorated in translucent cobalt, ochre, manganese and grey running glazes


SN: 1/7996

£750

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North of England - Toby jug c.1810-20


An attractive and well decorated Toby jug in very good original condition - the colours suggesting North of England.


SN: 1/7992

£760

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Fine pearlware Toby jug with "acorn" pipe bowl Staffordshire c1780


A particularly well decorated pearlware Toby jug c.1780 with central "acorn" bowl pipe and fine base detail. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7983

£1250

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Good pearlware Toby jug Stafforsdshire c1780


A very nicely decorated pearlware Toby jug c.1780 with a tiny pipe by his side - just over 9" tall and so an unusually short Toby. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 4580

£1350

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Good Prattware Toby jug c1780


An imposing prattware Toby jug c1780 with an unusually large "small" jug - the strong colours suggesting that he was possibly made in the North of England. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 5694

£970

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Pictures of your collections


Pictures of our collection on Instagram seem to be well received - now that we all have time on our hands why not take some pictures of your collection and send them to me for inclusion on the Discussion and|News section - I'm sure that we would all enjoy seeing them! My thanks to my good friend Milt for this great picture


SN: 0

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Good creamware Toby jug with original cap c.1790


A very nicely decorated creamware Toby jug with the original cap in translucent cobalt, ochre and manganese running glazes with a terracotta coloured small jug. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report. Apologies for omitting the cap in these pictures - can send a picture of required!


SN: 1/7943

£690

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Good Creamware Toby jug c.1790


An attractive creamware Toby jug nicely decorated in translucent manganese and green glazes with a tiny pipe by his side! Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7946

£990

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Original picture of Lord and lady Mackintosh


There is a small article on the Discussions & News page about this fascinating photograph from 1958


SN: Mackintosh

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Rare 19th century Russian porcelain Toby jug and cap


With what appears to be a horned devil on his small jug this is an interesting and rare porcelain Toby jug! I can't be sure where in the continent he came from (c. mid 19th century) but I think that he is Russian


SN: 1/7969

£990

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Collecting early Toby jugs goes from strength to strength


More and more people are beginning to collect 18th century English Toby jugs and my problem is not selling them it's finding them - look at my archive pages and you will see the hundreds of Toby's that I have sold over the past few years! Good 18th century Toby's continue to fetch excellent prices and so if you are considering selling a single Toby or a collection contact me and I will provide a free valuation and, if a sale is agreed, the very best prices. A straightforward sale with no auction fees!


SN: WANTED

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Very unusual black hand Toby jug Staffordshire c.1790


Very nicely decorated and with a rich glaze this is an lovely Toby jug but what makes him unusual is that just one hand is black and clearly this was intended - perhaps ordered for a gentleman who had lost a hand and wore a black leather prosthetic? Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7944

£1150

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Good creamware barrel Toby c.1790


A nicely decorated creamware Toby jug with pipe by his side and barrel between his legs. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7957

£790

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Creamware Toby jug Staffordshire c1800


Decorated in translucent manganese, ochre and pale green running glazes an attractive Staffordshire creamware Toby jug c.1790 - 1800. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7961

£790

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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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