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Good Ralph Wood Toby jug c.1780


With a brilliant glaze and crisp moulding this is a lovely Ralph Wood Toby jug c.1780 decorated in translucent manganese and green running glazes. In the same way that you want and expect to see nibbling on a piece of 18th century delft pottery the loss of manganese on his shoes is a lovely and honest sign of age - a great Toby! Please contact us for additional information and a condition report


SN: 1/7952 reserved

£1450

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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

£790

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Rare mid sized prattware Hearty Good Fellow Toby jug c.1790


Richly glazed and very well decorated this is the rarer short jacket version of the Hearty Good Fellow Toby jug - mid sized and in typical Prattware colours. In very good original condition with just a tiny hat rim chip restored.


SN: 1/7966

SOLD

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Fine creamware Toby jug c.1780


One of the most attractive creamware Toby jugs that I have had - beautifully decorated in translucent manganese, cobalt, green and ochre glazes. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7945

SOLD

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In addition to over 800 antiques listed in our archive section do also look at our Instagram page where almost 400 pieces of mostly 18th century pottery (including many rare Toby jugs) are shown. Just press the black Instagram logo at the top right of this page above "contact"


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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


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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

£990

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Creamware Toby jug Staffordshire c.1800


Undecorated Toby jugs can really stand out as does this one - a nice creamware example c.1800 Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7955

£390

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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

£730

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Very good Ralph Wood Toby jug c.1780


A particularly good Ralph Wood Toby jug well decorated in manganese, ochre and grey translucent running glazes. The grey is a rare colour and works extremely well. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7951

£1600

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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

£880

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Creamware sponged coat Toby c1790


A nicely decorated creamware Toby jug in blue, grey and ochre translucent glazes. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7954

£610

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Good creamware Toby jug Staffordshire c 1790


A good creamware Toby jug c.1790 decorated in splashes of translucent ochre, manganese and grey glazes. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7962

£930

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Blue coated Toby jug - probably North of England c.1820


A richly decorated Toby jug the colours suggesting North of England - possible Portobello c.1820 Please contact us for additional information and a condition report


SN: 1/7958

£440

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Creamware Toby jug Staffordshire c.1800


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


SN: 1/7959

£790

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Well decorated Yorkshire Toby jug c. 1830


An extremely well decorated Yorkshire Toby jug c.1830 complete with caryatid handle and curly pipe! In fine original condition


SN: 1/7953

£930

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Good pearlware Toby jug Staffordshire c.1790


An attractive pearlware Toby jug c.1790 well decorated in manganese, cobalt, green and yellow glazes. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report.


SN: 1/7960

£1020

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Unusual and good pearlware Toby jug c.1800


A striking pearlware Toby jug predominantly in the white but nicely decorated in iron red, green and manganese creating a very eye catching Toby. Please contact us for additional information and a condition report. One of a number of Toby's that I will be listing from a recently acquired collection.


SN: 1/7956

£920

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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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