Royal Doulton Athos 3 Musketeer D6509 England English Toby Jug Mini Mug Hand Pai
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Royal Doulton Athos 3 Musketeer D6509 England English Toby Jug Mini Mug Hand Pai:
Royal Doulton Toby Jug "Athos" One of The Three Musketeers Number D6509. This is considered a Size Mini Jug and measures about 2 1/2" tall to top of Hat. As a collector your aware of the difficulty in finding all the sizes of one character and the mini's being the toughest. Produced 1955-Lion on Crown stamp, also has a "J" by Artist Mark under finally glaze and firing. Condition is excellent with no crazing, cracks, chips, or damage of any type. Often I see seller's calling the small a mini so I've included a couple of definitions Source :American Toby Jug Museum The world’s largest collection of Toby and Character Jugs What is a Toby Jug? A Toby Jug is a ceramic pitcher modeled in the form of a popular character that dates back to the 1760's. The first Tobies, made in the form of a jovial, stout, man dressed in the attire of the period, wearing a tri-corn hat, puffing on a pipe and holding a mug of ale (stingo), are referred to as "Ordinary Tobies." Is it a Jug or a Mug? Jugs are used for pouring; mugs are used for drinking. To determine if a piece is a jug or a mug, look at the top rim. If the opening has a spout, it’s a jug. If not, it’s a mug. Toby Jugs versus Character Jugs The Toby Jug is defined as a jug or pitcher in the form of a full-bodied character, while a Character Jug comprise(s) only the head or face, and often shoulders. Sizing:Toby mug is between 5 and 7 inches high. The small size of about 3 to 4 inches high, and finally there are miniature Toby's, about 1 to 2 1/2 inches tall. All our images can be double clicked on to enlarge and do further inspection.
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