This antique figural toby jug is modelled as a seated Mr. Punch with his feet crossed and glazed in white. From the popular Victorian era Punch and Judy puppet show.
Originally designed in the potteries of Staffordshire England in the 1760s, Toby Jugs (Fillpots or Philpots) are modelled as seated or standing figures, typically jovial and intoxicated holding a beer, with a tricorn hat forming the spout and a handle on the back. These jugs also take the form of popular historical or fictional characters. Figural jugs modelled with only the head and shoulders are referred to as Character or Face Jugs.
Impressed design registration number for 1889 (base): Rd. No 139844
Queen Victoria (1837-1901) | Late 19th century
Width 5 Depth 6 Height 10 inches