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Toby Fillpot toby jug - Marshall Taplow circa 1930

Toby Fillpot toby jug produced in chalkware by Marshall Taplow of London, England, circa 1930. 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. This is an advertising jug for Marshall Taplow Whitehall Distillery and was designed to hold a miniature bottle of liquor.

Maker:

Marshall Taplow

England

circa 1930

Model #:

Chalkware

toby jug

Size:

medium

Height:

5 1/4"

Toby Fillpot toby jug - Marshall Taplow circa 1930
Toby Fillpot toby jug - Marshall Taplow circa 1930
Toby Fillpot toby jug - Marshall Taplow circa 1930
Toby Fillpot toby jug - Marshall Taplow circa 1930
Toby Fillpot toby jug - Marshall Taplow circa 1930
Toby Fillpot toby jug - Marshall Taplow circa 1930
Toby Fillpot toby jug - Marshall Taplow circa 1930
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