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Butterfly Closed Wing toby jug verison 1 - Royal Bayreuth circa 1920

Butterfly Closed Wing toby jug version 1 produced by Royal Tettau Porcelain Factory of Bavaria, Germany, circa 1920 using its Royal Bayreuth tradename. Butterflies are insects that have large, often brightly colored wings, and a conspicuous, fluttering flight. The oldest butterfly fossils have been dated to the Paleocene, about 56 million years ago, though they may have originated earlier. Butterflies have a four-stage life cycle and undergo a complete metamorphosis. Winged adults lay eggs on the food plant on which their larvae, known as caterpillars, will feed. The caterpillars grow and when fully developed, pupate in a chrysalis. When metamorphosis is complete, the pupal skin splits, the adult insect climbs out, expands its wings to dry, and flies off. A flower stem forms the handle of the jug.

Maker:

Royal Bayreuth

Germany

circa 1920

Model #:

toby jug

Size:

medium

Height:

4 1/4"

Butterfly Closed Wing toby jug verison 1 - Royal Bayreuth circa 1920
Butterfly Closed Wing toby jug verison 1 - Royal Bayreuth circa 1920
Butterfly Closed Wing toby jug verison 1 - Royal Bayreuth circa 1920
Butterfly Closed Wing toby jug verison 1 - Royal Bayreuth circa 1920
Butterfly Closed Wing toby jug verison 1 - Royal Bayreuth circa 1920
Butterfly Closed Wing toby jug verison 1 - Royal Bayreuth circa 1920
Butterfly Closed Wing toby jug verison 1 - Royal Bayreuth circa 1920
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