Brown Jugs

This web site, giving details of British Stoneware Hunting Jugs, is continually being updated. Please visit the site again.

Latest major changes: Revised text for Vauxhall - First stage of a major update.
New maker - 'John Cliff, Imperial Pottery, Lambeth'.
Major revision of Denby.
Major revision of maker Unidentified 4.

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This site is devoted to the stoneware hunting jugs also called Toby Jugs in Royal Doulton catalogues. The information is largely from observation of jugs in my personal possession or seen elsewhere.

Makers names very rarely appear on early jugs and only intermittently during the second half of the 19th century with the exception of Doulton, which seems to have marked most of its later production. Even the common twentieth century jugs from Bourne of Denby are rarely marked with that name.

The intention is to try to identify the products of individual factories from common features and characteristics. I am doing it as a web site to enable me to best organise my ideas. If you have any comments feel free to contact me at If you have a collection of jugs I would be very interested to have details because there are lots of variations out there.

I will, for the time being concentrate on 19th and 20th century jugs as the early ones have been better covered in books (and they are very expensive nowadays!).

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Recent additions and changes to this site.

26-Oct-2018New 1843 dated Denby Loving Cup added. Display revised page
28-Sept-2018Revised text for Doulton 'Musician Mustards'. Display revised page
05-Sept-2018New section 'Musician Mustards' Added to Doulton. Display revised page
21-Aug-2018New Kishere "Moatlake" jug, dated 1830, added. Display revised page
25-July-2018Two new images added to Yorkshire /Eccleshill. Display revised page
16-July-2018Bristol/Hawley revised text and images. Display revised page
11-July-2018Kilnhurst - Original 'Bristol Ware' maker identified. Display revised page
30-May-1918New T. Smith Art Pottery items added.Display revised page
24-May-2018New jug (Jug 4) added to Bristol/Hawley.Display revised page
17-May-2018New 1841 dated Denby mug added.Display revised page
6-May-2018New Mortlake Jug added.Display revised page
23-April-2018Revisions to Unidentified 3 page.Display revised page
26-Feb-2018 New Mortlake plaque added.Display revised page
11-Sept-2017 Salopian Loving Cup added. Display revised page
9-Sept-2017 Revised text and new Hawley jug added to 'Bristol'. Display revised page
11-July-2017 Major Revision to maker 'Unidentified 4'. Display revised page
11-July-2017 Revised page for 'Drug and Snuff Jars' page. Display revised page

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