For your consideration is a "Bill Sikes" toby character mug made by Artone Pottery in Staffordshire, England. Artone Pottery was in business from 1946 to 1993. William "Bill" Sikes is a fictional character in the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. The mug is made of hand painted ceramic. It is 4-1/4" high by 2" across the top. Artone, England, Handpainted is marked on the bottom.
Good condition with no chips or cracks.