Modelled as the head and shoulders of a jail keeper with tricorn hat and key handle. Series: Character Jugs from Williamsburg. Model: D6570. Issued: 1963-83. Impressed (back of neck): Gaoler.
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.
Doulton and Company (Burslem, Staffordshire, England, 1853-present) | Designer: David B. Biggs
Green backstamp: logo / Made in England / Royal Doulton / England / Character Jugs from Williamsburg / Gaoler / D6570 / Copr 1962 / Doulton & Co Limited / Rd No 90634 / Rd No 42447 / Rd No 9226 / Rd No 284/62.
Width 6 Depth 5 Height 7.25 inches
Large Vintage English Royal Doulton Porcelain Gaoler D6570 Character Jug