A Toby Jug is a figural ceramic pitcher modeled in the form of a popular character, historical, fictional or generic. It can be a person or animal. The original Tobies date back to the 's. The first Tobies, made in the form of a seated 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. Many derivations of the original Toby Jug have evolved over two and one-half centuries, most notably into the Character Jug see below. Jugs are used for pouring; mugs are used for drinking.
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Here are the two main things to remember about the vintage and antique pottery marks of France we have discovered most of this stuff thanks to our China Chat posts - scroll to bottom of the page to browse them. Sevres, established in , was a factory located in south west Paris, enjoying royal patronage and a monopoly, which used a detailed system of markings from the outset. Limoges is an area in the middle of France about miles south of Paris, not a factory. It is a region rich in mineral deposits suitable for making high quality porcelain. Many factories were set up in this region, all being classified as 'Limoges'. French faience came into being in when King Louis XIV needed money, so taxed tableware made of gold and silver. A new breed of French entrepreneur quickly began to make copies of brightly decorated Italian earthenware perfected by the makers of Faenza.
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GUEST: It's been part of our family for a lot of years, and people always made fun of it because it was so ugly. And we would rub its belly for good luck and take it to bingo games for luck. My wife doesn't care for it too much. And so I looked at it, and I flipped it.
This is a listing of the better-known marks and backstamps and enough information so that you can learn more about your porcelains. This will help you identify the mark. Antique marks are listed according to their shapes. Some marks are made up of letters listed in alphabetical order.