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Toby Fillpot character jug - S. & F. Pottery circa 1965

Toby Fillpot character jug produced by S. & F. Pottery of Cheadle, England, circa 1965. Toby Fillpot was the subject of a popular poem, The Brown Jug, by Francis Fawkes, and possibly served as the inspiration for the creation of the toby jug. The most widely accepted theory is that the original was a Yorkshireman, Henry Elwes, who was 'famous for drinking 2,000 gallons of strong stingo beer from his silver tankard, while eating nothing." He was nicknamed Toby Fillpot, and after his death in 1761, the London publisher of popular prints, Carrington Bowles, issued a mezzotint portrait of him. A pipe forms the handle of the jug.

Maker:

S. & F. Pottery

England

circa 1965

Model #:

character jug

Size:

medium

Height:

3"

Toby Fillpot character jug - S. & F. Pottery circa 1965
Toby Fillpot character jug - S. & F. Pottery circa 1965
Toby Fillpot character jug - S. & F. Pottery circa 1965
Toby Fillpot character jug - S. & F. Pottery circa 1965
Toby Fillpot character jug - S. & F. Pottery circa 1965
Toby Fillpot character jug - S. & F. Pottery circa 1965
Toby Fillpot character jug - S. & F. Pottery circa 1965
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