Ordinary Toby jug - Pearlware circa 1780

Ordinary Toby jug in Pearlware finish circa 1780. The Ordinary Toby is the original toby jug featuring a seated common man of the time wearing 18th century clothing and a tricorn hat. He typically holds a jug of his favorite ale in his left hand resting it on his knee and often has a churchwarden pipe propped alongside his right leg. There is a removeable cap that fits into the top of Toby's hat. The Pearlware finish refers to the final clear glazing that contained cobalt and gave a slight blue coloring to glaze that tended to pool between fingers and in creases in the face.

Maker:

Staffordshire

England

18th century

Model #:

Pearlware

Height:

large

Size:

Ordinary Toby jug - Pearlware circa 1780
Ordinary Toby jug - Pearlware circa 1780
Ordinary Toby jug - Pearlware circa 1780
Ordinary Toby jug - Pearlware circa 1780
Ordinary Toby jug - Pearlware circa 1780
Ordinary Toby jug - Pearlware circa 1780
Ordinary Toby jug - Pearlware circa 1780