John Jorrocks toby jug produced by sculptor Geza de Vegh in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, circa 1930. Created by Robert Smith Surtees in the early 1830s, Mr. John Jorrocks was featured in serials in the New Sporting Magazine and then in 1838, he was promoted to book form, beginning with Jorrocks- Jaunts and Jollities; or, The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eating, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits of That Renowned Sporting Citizen, Mr. John Jorrocks, of St. Botolph Lane and Great Coram Street. Jorrocks is a grocer from the city with a sharp Cockney accent who enjoys the sporting life. Depictions of him often show a corpulent man with a red face, generally in his hunt coat.
Geza de Vegh