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What are Toby jugs and Character Jugs?

What are Toby jugs and Character Jugs: Two Small Vintage Hand Painted 'Janus' Artone Character Jugs

What are Toby jugs and Character Jugs? What are Toby jugs and Characters Jug? It is very easy to confuse a toby jug with a character jug and vice versa, but they are different! A toby jug/ mug depicts the full body of a figure, generally a rotund, jolly, tipsy gentleman, (occasionally a woman), usually with a tricorn hat and 18th century attire. A character jug/ mug usually shows just the head and shoulders and tend to be smaller. Toby Jugs An Antique Toby Jug from our personal collection Toby jugs have been around considerably longer than character jugs. They…

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