Artone Bill Sikes Toby Jug

By Artone - England Hand Painted Figurine

$19.95

Availability: In stock

Product Information

Shop this Artone Bill Sikes Toby jug for sale. This antique miniature hand-painted Toy style jug is stamped Artone, England, hand-painted on the underside. A Toby Jug, also known as a Fillpot (or Philpot), is a type of ceramic jug shaped like a sitting person or the head of a recognizable figure. A handle is connected to the back of the tricorn hat, which serves as a pouring spout, and the lid of the tricorn hat is typically detachable. A variation on this theme is Toby jugs, which represent only the head and shoulders. This mug is of Bill Sikes. A fictitious character in Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist (1837–39). He is a vicious, boorish robber and burglar who appears in the novel.

Dimensions

3.2 inches in height.

Condition

The small jug has minor imperfections and wear.

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