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

Dancing Bear with Tambourine 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 tambourine 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

toby jug

large

Size:

Height:

8 1/2"

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