Dancing Bear with Stick and Tamborine toby jug - Poet-Laval circa 1900

Dancing Bear with Stick and Tamborine majolica toby jug produced by Poet-Laval of France circa 1900. Since the Middle Ages, the Dancing Bear has been a popular form of entertainment across Europe. These bears were highly trained to perform a variety of tricks. This Dancing Bear plays his tamborine and pounds out a beat with his stick at his trainer's command. Wearing a collar around his neck attached to a chain which forms the handle of the jug. This toby jug is known in various colorways.

Maker:

Poet-Laval

France

circa 1900

123

Model #:

Majolica

Height:

9"

large

Size:

Dancing Bear with Stick and Tamborine toby jug - Poet-Laval circa 1900
Dancing Bear with Stick and Tamborine toby jug - Poet-Laval circa 1900
Dancing Bear with Stick and Tamborine toby jug - Poet-Laval circa 1900
Dancing Bear with Stick and Tamborine toby jug - Poet-Laval circa 1900
Dancing Bear with Stick and Tamborine toby jug - Poet-Laval circa 1900
Dancing Bear with Stick and Tamborine toby jug - Poet-Laval circa 1900
Dancing Bear with Stick and Tamborine toby jug - Poet-Laval circa 1900