Dating royal doulton toby mugs
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These jugs have coined the term ‘The Original Twelve Tinies’ and are highly collectible due to to their short production time.
Royal Doulton started with a factory at Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, London, as a partnership between John Doulton, Martha Jones, and John Watts.
The business originally specialised in manufacturing stoneware and produced decorative bottles and salt glaze sewer pipes.
Other artisans known to produce toby jugs for the Royal Doulton firm included Leslie Harradine, Harry Fenton, Max Henk, and among others.
The jugs were not the typical full figure reproduction but instead Noke’s toby jugs were only bust length. The most popular toby jugs measure 5 ¼ to 7 inches tall, 3 ¼ to 4 inches tall, and 2 ¼ x 2 ½ inches. The mold is filled with clay (typically earthenware), fired, painted, and glazed.