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Toby Philpots character jug miniature pincushion - Royal Doulton circa 1950

Toby Philpots miniature character jug pincushion produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, circa 1930. Often credited as the inspiration for the creation of the Toby Jug, Toby Philpots was the nickname of Harry Elwes, an English drunkard of the mid-18th century who was reputed to have drunk 2,000 gallons of ale in his lifetime. This Toby Philpots character jug features a common man of the time wearing 18th century clothing and a tricorn hat. His name is written across the back of the jug. Some creative person has repurposed this character jug into a pincushion.

Maker:

Royal Doulton

England

circa 1950

Model #:

D6043

Derivative

character jug

Size:

miniature

Height:

2 1/4"

Toby Philpots character jug miniature pincushion - Royal Doulton circa 1950
Toby Philpots character jug miniature pincushion - Royal Doulton circa 1950
Toby Philpots character jug miniature pincushion - Royal Doulton circa 1950
Toby Philpots character jug miniature pincushion - Royal Doulton circa 1950
Toby Philpots character jug miniature pincushion - Royal Doulton circa 1950
Toby Philpots character jug miniature pincushion - Royal Doulton circa 1950
Toby Philpots character jug miniature pincushion - Royal Doulton circa 1950
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