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Humpty Dumpty toby jug - Carlton Ware circa 1960

Humpty Dumpty toby jug with musical movement in the base produced by Carlton Ware of Stoke-on-Trent, England, circa 1960. Humpty Dumpty is a character in an English nursery rhyme, probably originally a riddle and one of the best known in the English-speaking world. He is typically portrayed as an anthropomorphic egg, though he is not explicitly described as such. The first recorded versions of the rhyme date from late eighteenth-century England and the tune from 1870 in James William Elliott's National Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs. Its origins are obscure, and several theories have been advanced to suggest original meanings. The jug's musical movement plays "Little Brown Jug".

Maker:

Carlton Ware

England

circa 1960

Model #:

musical jug

Size:

large

Height:

7 1/2"

Humpty Dumpty toby jug - Carlton Ware circa 1960
Humpty Dumpty toby jug - Carlton Ware circa 1960
Humpty Dumpty toby jug - Carlton Ware circa 1960
Humpty Dumpty toby jug - Carlton Ware circa 1960
Humpty Dumpty toby jug - Carlton Ware circa 1960
Humpty Dumpty toby jug - Carlton Ware circa 1960
Humpty Dumpty toby jug - Carlton Ware circa 1960
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