Guignol toby jug - Poet-Laval circa 1905

Guignol majolica toby jug produced by Poet-Laval of France circa 1905. Appealing to children and adults alike, Guignol is the main character in a French puppet show of the same name. Sharing the same origin as Punch, Guignol was created around 1800 by a dentist as a way to attract more patients. His long hair forms the handle of the jug. This toby jug is known in various colorways.

Maker:

Poet-Laval

France

circa 1905

164

Model #:

Majolica

Height:

8 1/4"

large

Size:

Guignol toby jug - Poet-Laval circa 1905
Guignol toby jug - Poet-Laval circa 1905
Guignol toby jug - Poet-Laval circa 1905
Guignol toby jug - Poet-Laval circa 1905
Guignol toby jug - Poet-Laval circa 1905
Guignol toby jug - Poet-Laval circa 1905
Guignol toby jug - Poet-Laval circa 1905