French Zouaves toby jug - Orchies circa 1910

French Zouaves majolica toby jug produced by Orchies of France circa 1910. This pitcher commemorates the French soldiers who served in the Battalions of Light Infantry of Africa, also known as the Zouaves. Know for their distinctive uniform, these units came into existance in 1830 and served until 1962. A walking stick forms the handle of this jug. Orchies model numbers are a combination of letters and numbers. The letters are an abbreviation for the name of the jug and the number is the size of the jug. This jug is incised with the designer's name, Foubert, near the base on his right side.

Maker:

Orchies

France

circa 1910

ZV 3

Model #:

Majolica

Height:

10 1/2"

large

Size:

French Zouaves toby jug - Orchies circa 1910
French Zouaves toby jug - Orchies circa 1910
French Zouaves toby jug - Orchies circa 1910
French Zouaves toby jug - Orchies circa 1910
French Zouaves toby jug - Orchies circa 1910
French Zouaves toby jug - Orchies circa 1910
French Zouaves toby jug - Orchies circa 1910