This Royal Doulton , 20 th century, vintage 'Happy John' Toby Jug is a very traditional piece, harkening back to the very first such drinking vessels from the 1700s. Seated with a jug of beer in one hand and a full glass of same in the other John does indeed appear to be a very happy man.
The stamped model number is not, unfortunately, easy to read !
Size : 12.5 cm. ( 4 59/64" ) tall and 6 cm. ( 2 23/64" ) wide.
Weight : 224 g. ( 8 ounces ).
Character jugs are among the most popular collectibles produced by Royal Doulton. They were introduced in 1934 at the Burslem Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent and new designs were added to the collection until 2011. Hundreds of different characters from literature, legend and real life have been introduced to the collection. Many popular character jugs were made in a variety of sizes, large, small, miniature and tiny, and collectors often specialize in a favorite size for their displays.
Condition : excellent.
A Royal Doulton vintage ' Happy John' Toby Jug.