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Father Christmas with green robe - Thomas Forester circa 1910

Father Christmas majolica toby jug wearing a green robe produced by Thomas Forester & Sons of Longton, England, circa 1910. Father Christmas is the traditional English name for the personification of Christmas. Although now known as a Christmas gift-bringer, and typically considered to be synonymous with Santa Claus, he was originally part of a much older and unrelated English folkloric tradition. This Father Christmas is carrying a sack of toys over his right shoulder and various other toys attached to his robe and belt. A rope forms the handle of this jug. Note that the back half of Father Christmas is plainly finished in this green colorway. Other colorways are known.

Maker:

Thomas Forester

England

circa 1910

Model #:

Majolica

toby jug

large

Size:

Height:

7 1/4"

Father Christmas with green robe - Thomas Forester circa 1910
Father Christmas with green robe - Thomas Forester circa 1910
Father Christmas with green robe - Thomas Forester circa 1910
Father Christmas with green robe - Thomas Forester circa 1910
Father Christmas with green robe - Thomas Forester circa 1910
Father Christmas with green robe - Thomas Forester circa 1910
Father Christmas with green robe - Thomas Forester circa 1910
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