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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Additions and changes to this site.

30-May-1918New T. Smith Art Pottery items added.Display revised page
24-May-2018New jug (Jug 4) added to Bristol/HawleyDisplay 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 addedDisplay 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
10-Feb-2017 New mark added to Fulham Marks. Display revised page
15-Dec-2016 New 'Kishere' jug added to Mortlake/Kishere. Display revised page
9-June-2016 Revised page for Canton, Cardiff. Display revised page
29-March-2016 Revised section for Denby. Display revised section
12-Feb-2016 New Maker - John Cliff, Imperial Pottery, Lambeth Display new maker
14-July-2015 New topic - 'Drug and Snuff Jars' added Display new topic
26-June-2015 New Tankard added to Kilnhurst 'Marked Examples' page Display revised page
15-June-2015 Revised page for Unidentified 4 (Recent Discovery) Display revised page
17-Dec-2014 Revised page for Mortlake/Kishere/Windmills Display revised page
27-Oct-2014 New revised and expanded Ecclesfield section. Display revised section
8-May-2014 New 1 oz jug added to 'Unidentified 5' Display new item
8-May-2014 New ¾ pint jug added to 'Unidentified 5' Display new item
7-April-2014 Several new items added to Mortlake/Kishere Display revised section
29-March-2014 New 4 pint Caledonian jug added Display revised page
12-March-2014 New section Stiff Not Jugs added. Display new section
12-March-2014 New section Stiff Early added. Display new section
21-Jan-2014 Marked Doulton & Watts Tobacco Jar added. Display revised page
17-Jan-2014 New named Kishere jug added. Display revised page
3-Nov-2013 Revised text and images added for Crickmay. Display revised page.
7-Sep-2013 New section 'Doulton Copied' added to Doulton. Display new section
4-Sep-2013 Links page added. Display new page
30-May-2013 Revisions and additions to Bristol page. Display revised page.
27-May-2013 New Wellington jug by Stephen Green added to Face Jugs. Display revised page
2-April-2013 New jug added to Scottish / Grosvenor page Display revised page
17-March-2013 New section added for maker 'Unidentified 6' Display new section
10-March-2013 New 1 pint Tankard added to 'Unidebtified 5' Display revised page
24-Feb-2013 New named Kishere jug added. Display revised page
24-Feb-2013 Revised section on Priest Canton Cardiff Display revised section
21-January-2013 New Mortlake Plaque added ('Birds drinking') Display revised page

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