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

Dancing Bear with Stick 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 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

126

Model #:

Majolica

Height:

8 1/2"

large

Size:

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