Brown Jugs

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

Latest major changes: Section for Charles Bloodworth (Face Mugs) has been added.

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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.

25-Jul-2023 New items added to Stephen Green - Not Jugs page. Display revised page
23-Mar-2023 New Bourne jug added to Unidentified Maker 1. Display revised page
12-Feb-2022 New section has been added for Charles Bloodworth (Face Mugs). Display new section
8-Feb-2022 Cliff / Green 1/5 pint Cream Jug added. Display revised page
4-Feb-2022 Cliff / Green Half Pint Mug and Mustard Pot added. Display revised page
26-Nov-2021< Shaving Mugs added to Cliff and Green Display revised page
12-Nov-2021 Marked jug from John Cliff added Display revised page
12-Nov-2021 Marked jug from Stephen Green added Display revised page
10-Aug-2021 New marked jug added to Crickmay. Display revised page

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Older additions and changes to this site.

3-Nov-2020 New article (by Jon Baldwin) on Belper Pottery added to Denby. Display new article.
16-Oct-2020 New research 'From Glasgow to Mortlake' by Derek Loader. Display new section
28-Sept-2020 Unidentified 3 updated. Display revised page
22-May-2020 New research 'John Bacon and the agricultural implement jugs'. Display new section
6-May-2020 New image added to Stiff Art Pottery. Display revised page
20-April-2020 New section added for David Crowe of Montrose. Display new section
13-April-2020 New section added for Williams Ferry Street Pottery, Lambeth Display new section
8-Nov-2019 New Kishere Jug added. Display revised page
8-Nov-2019 New Kishere - Moatlake jug added. Display revised page
14-Sept-2019 New windmill added to Kishere Windmills. Display revised page
12-Sept-2019 New section for Sprigged Inkwells added. Display new section
10-July-2019 New ‘Kennedy’ Jar added to ‘Drug and Snuff Jars’ page. Display revised page
6-April-2019 New section for Aller Vale Pottery added. Display new section
26-Oct-2018 New 1843 dated Denby Loving Cup added. Display revised page
28-Sept-2018 Revised text for Doulton 'Musician Mustards'. Display revised page
05-Sept-2018 New section ‘Musician Mustards’ Added to Doulton. Display revised page
21-Aug-2018 New Kishere ‘Moatlake’ jug, dated 1830, added. Display revised page
25-July-2018 Two new images added to Yorkshire /Eccleshill. Display revised page
16-July-2018 Bristol/Hawley revised text and images. Display revised page
11-July-2018 Kilnhurst - Original ‘Bristol Ware’ maker identified. Display revised page
30-May-1918 New T. Smith Art Pottery items added. Display revised page
24-May-2018 New jug (Jug 4) added to Bristol/Hawley. Display revised page
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

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