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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!).
|17-May-2018||New 1841 dated Denby mug added.||Display revised page|
|6-May-2018||New Mortlake Jug added.||Display revised page|
|23-April-2018||Revisions 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|
|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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