2 Of 2 Royal Doulton Lambeth Harvest Hunting Mug Sprigged Toby Philpot Hunt
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2 Of 2 Royal Doulton Lambeth Harvest Hunting Mug Sprigged Toby Philpot Hunt:
These RARE cheery mugs were made by Royal Doulton. This is the best of the variations made over the years, with white color 3-D applied figures of Toby Philpot (legendary drinker of the 18th century, sometimes spelled "Fillpot") and dogs chasing a stag with a horse and rider blowing a horn.I have a pair of these mugs on right now. This is 2 of 2. I will also be listing more items in this pattern.These tankards are 5 1/4 inches tall and the round part is 3 1/2 inches in diameter. The inside is glazed white. The bottom is marked X2888 and 13437 (see pics).$10 FLAT RATE shipping to the lower US 48 States. Actual shipping elsewhere. Ships internationally!! Good luck with your offer!Here is the inspiration for these mugs...
The Brown Jug by Francis Fawkes
Dear Tom, this brown jug that now foams with mild ale,
(In which I will drink to sweet Nan of the Vale)
Was once Toby Fillpot, a thirsty old soul,
As e’er drank a bottle, or fathomed a bowl;
In boosing about ’twas his praise to excel,
And among jolly topers he bore off the bell.
It chanced as in dog-days he sat at his ease,
In his flower-woven arbour, as gay as you please,
With a friend and a pipe puffing sorrows away,
And with honest old stingo was soaking his clay,
His breath-doors of life on a sudden were shut,
And he died full as big as a Dorchester butt.
His body when long in the ground it had lain,
And time into clay had resolved it again,
A potter found out in its covert so snug,
And with part of fat Toby he formed this brown jug;
Now sacred to friendship, and mirth, and mild ale,
So here’s to my lovely sweet Nan of the Vale!