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It has also been suggested that Sir Tony Belch, a character in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, may have influenced the choice of name.The first Toby jugs were made in the 1760s in Staffordshire, an area already known for the manufacture of Earthenware figures.Take a trip around the Royal Doulton Pottery in Burslem and see artistry in action.During more than a century and a half Royal Doulton have gained a unique reputation for ceramic work of art.Jugs marked with a Mould number are often more valuable and examples signed by Wood command a premium, sometimes over £2,500.
The gallery is named after Sir Henry Doulton, son of the founder of the company, who was the first potter ever to be knighted for services to ceramic art.
His son, Henry Doulton, established the Lambeth and Burslem Studios to create unique art pottery.
Sir Henry was knighted for his services to the ceramic industry and continuing royal patronage from Queen Victoria and King Edward VII led to the title Royal Doulton in 1901.
He was amongst the first English potters to mark his work and Wood signed Toby jugs are particularly sought-after.
An unmarked Ralph Wood I jug is usually worth over £1,000, depending on condition, but his rare ‘Thin Man’ jugs can be worth double.
We also feature an extensive collection of Royal Doulton character jugs and toby jugs which have become very collectible since the 1930s.