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Toby Jug

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T394
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1800 - 1900


This Toby jug is made out of wood. It has been cleverly painted in different colours (polychrome) to look like pottery.Wooden Toby jugs are very rare. Most Toby Jugs are made out of pottery. This one was probably intended to be used as an ornament or shop display, as the inside is very roughly carved and would not be suitable for holding liquids. There are many different styles of Toby jug and this one closely imitates those made by Ralph Woods around 1800.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Carved and painted.
Place of Origin:England


Height:362 mm
Width:240 mm
Diameter:165 mm