This figural toby jug is modelled as Erbert Appyday or The Watchman, a seated man, smirking holding a mug, wearing a red coat and black top hat.
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.
John Shaw and Sons Ltd. (Drewery Works, Longton, England, 1920-63)
Backstamp: Burlington / J. Shaw & Sons. Watchman (Marked used: 1959-63)
Width 5 Depth 7 Height 9 inches
Vintage English John Shaw & Sons Pottery Burlington Ware Erbert Appyday Toby Jug