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Tyrolean Man toby jug - Tony Wood circa 1990

Tyrolean Man toby jug produced by Tony Wood of Fenton, England, circa 1990 in a limited edition for Scottish Direct. As evidenced by his Tyrolean hat and clothing, this Tyrolean man is from the Tyrol area, a historical region in the Alps of Northern Italy and western Austria. The area was historically the core of the County of Tyrol, part of the Holy Roman Empire, Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary, from its formation in the 12th century until 1919. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Tyrolean costumes developed a certain degree of uniformity in their appearance. In the local village costumes of the Tyrol, the various styles of Tyrolean hat have survived since the 1830s/1840s, albeit similar to those of contemporary fashion. These original forms vary from the tall, relatively narrow-brimmed hats of North Tyrol which were dented on top, to the small, wide-brimmed hats of the South Tyrolean wine country. Later the Tyrolean hat became the image bearer of "Tyrolean culture" as a tourist symbol, very popular at folk gatherings and beer festivals, and influenced by folk music bands.

Maker:

Tony Wood Studio

England

circa 1990

Model #:

toby jug

Size:

large

Height:

7 1/2"

Tyrolean Man toby jug - Tony Wood circa 1990
Tyrolean Man toby jug - Tony Wood circa 1990
Tyrolean Man toby jug - Tony Wood circa 1990
Tyrolean Man toby jug - Tony Wood circa 1990
Tyrolean Man toby jug - Tony Wood circa 1990
Tyrolean Man toby jug - Tony Wood circa 1990
Tyrolean Man toby jug - Tony Wood circa 1990
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