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A Century of Royal Doulton Character & Toby Jugs

A Century of Royal Doulton Character & Toby Jugs

The most comprehensive book available on Royal Doulton character and Toby jugs.  Lavishly illustrated with 1,760 large photos of more than 800 separate jugs and derivatives. The scope, details and pictorial abundance set this book apart from any other reference on the subject.


This book is an essential reference book for serious Royal Doulton jug collectors, as well as general antiques and collectibles enthusiasts and dealers.


For a limited time only, purchase A Century of Royal Doulton Character & Toby Jugs and receive both the 2013 and 2018 Supplements to the book that document all of the known Royal Doulton jugs issued since the book was published, including before unknown prototypes and colorways.  Act now to receive this $30 value.

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A World of Majolica Character Pitchers


The definitive body of research on Majolica Character Pitchers and bursting with nearly 1,000 color photographs, the book starts with a brief history and discussion of the origin of character pitchers and then is divided into sections by majolica producing countries. Within each country, histories are provided of the known potteries of Majolica ware along with photographs of all known character pitchers produced by such potteries.


This book is the culmination of over 100 years of collecting experience and ten years of research and travel on the part of the authors throughout the United States, England, France and the rest of Continental Europe.

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Toby & Character Jugs of the 20th Century and their Makers

The definitive body of research on 20th Century Toby and Character Jug production. Bursting with color, the book includes over 350 pages of valuable information, much of which has not been previously published, over 1,500 photographs depicting more than 3,000 Toby and Character jugs in full color plus identification of over 4,000 jugs in various sizes and colorways. 


The history and jug production of over 150 different potters from around the world is provided, including in-depth research on potteries that were previously only a name.  There is also a cross-reference of potters and their tradenames.  This is a "must have" reference book for the passionate jug collector and antique enthusiast alike.

Free Downloadable e-Books

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Schafer & Vater Figural Character Pitchers


A comprehensive compilation of the known Schafer & Vater figural character pitchers, this e-book provides beautiful photographs and thorough descriptions of the whimsical and often humorous porcelain pitchers produced by this famous factory a century ago. 

Collectors are invited to share additional information for future versions of this e-book.

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Royal Bayreuth Figural Character Pitchers


Created in collaboration with the Royal Bayreuth Collectors Club, this e-book delivers a compilation of known Royal Bayreuth figural character pitchers.  Extensive photos and a listing of known figural pitchers is presented.  

Collectors are invited to share additional information for future versions of this e-book.

Other e-Book Titles Under Development and Available Soon

  • Ges Gesch German Figural Character Pitchers

  • Kevin Francis Face Pots


  • Toby & Character Jugs of the 18th Century and their Makers

Please send us an email at if you would like one or more of the above titles emailed to you when it becomes available.

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Russian Figural Character Pitchers


This e-book provides information on the production of high quality figural character pitchers by Russian ceramic firms.  Dating back to the early 18th century, Russian factories have been producing amazing ware for wealthy clients as well as the common people.  Few jugs have survived to this day and most are found in museums.  

Collectors are invited to share additional information for future versions of this e-book.

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Royal Doulton Character & Toby Jug Complete Listings


This e-book provides complete listings for the Royal Doulton production of character jugs, toby jugs and their derivatives.  This includes stoneware production from the Lambeth factory as well as the Burslem production of ceramic ware.  

Collectors are invited to share additional information for future versions of this e-book.

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