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toby jug

A tankard in the form of a seated toper, wearing a tricorn hat (forming the cover) and holding a jug of ale, based on the figure ‘Toby Philpot’, who appeared in an engraving to illustrate ...

Toby jug

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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... jug [ Toby fill-pot ; Toby toss-pot ]. . Earthenware Toby jug, coloured and glazed earthenware, second half of the 18th century (London, Victoria and Albert Museum) Victoria & Albert Museum, London / Art Resource, NY jug or mug in the form of a stout old man wearing 18th-century clothing consisting of a long and full-skirted coat and a three-cornered hat. The first Toby jugs seem to have been made at the Staffordshire factory of Aaron Wood in the 1760s, and were thereafter made by many European and American potteries. J. Bedford : Toby Jugs ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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... jug A tankard in the form of a seated toper, wearing a tricorn hat (forming the cover) and holding a jug of ale, based on the figure ‘Toby Philpot’, who appeared in an engraving to illustrate the song ‘Little Brown Jug’, published in 1761 . Toby jugs were first made at the Staffordshire pottery of Ralph Wood, but were widely imitated throughout the second half of the 18th century and during the 19th. Many variations were made, including ‘Rodney's Sailor’, ‘The Squire’, and a model of a woman, ‘Martha...

Toby Jug Nebula

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A Dictionary of Astronomy (3 ed.)

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... Jug Nebula A reflection nebula in the constellation Carina, also known as IC 2220, shaped like a tankard. It is a bipolar nebula surrounding the red giant HD 65750, about 300 l.y. away. The red giant, also known as V341 Carinae, is an irregular variable, ranging between 6th and 7th magnitudes....

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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... jug n. [rhy. sl.] 1 a fool [= mug n. 1 (2a)] . 1952 B. MacMahon Children of the Rainbow 130: Hold your tongue, Toby-jug! 2 an ear [= lug n. 1 ] . 1992 R. Puxley Cockney Rabbit...

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Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

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... jug A small jug in the form of a squat old man in 18th-century dress, wearing a three-cornered hat, one corner of which forms the lip. The name comes from a poem ( 1761 ) about one ‘Toby Philpot’, adapted from the Latin by Francis Fawkes ( 1720–77 ), and the design of the jug from a print sold by Carrington Bowles , a Cornhill print seller (later of St Paul's Churchyard ), to Ralph Wood, a Staffordshire potter, who turned out a great number of Toby jugs...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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35 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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34 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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toby jug

toby jug  

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A tankard in the form of a seated toper, wearing a tricorn hat (forming the cover) and holding a jug of ale, based on the figure ‘Toby Philpot’, who appeared in an engraving to illustrate the song ...
Toby Jug Nebula

Toby Jug Nebula  

A reflection nebula in the constellation Carina, also known as IC 2220, shaped like a tankard. It is a bipolar nebula surrounding the red giant HD 65750, about 300  l.y. away. The red giant, also ...
Martha Gunn jug

Martha Gunn jug  

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Jug modelled in the form of Martha Gunn, analogous to a Toby jug. Martha Gunn (1727–1815) was a celebrated Brighton ‘bather’, who assisted men to swim in the sea. Martha ...
Toby

Toby  

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Male forename (diminutive of Tobias); the name of the trained dog introduced (in the first half of the 19th century) into the Punch and Judy show, which wears a frill round its neck.toby jug a jug or ...
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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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... The origin of the word may be in ‘Jug’, a pet form of the name ‘Joan’, ‘Joanna’ or ‘Jenny’. As a slang word for a prison, the origin is in ‘stone jug’, an old nickname of newgate prison . Jugged hare Hare stewed with wine and seasoning, properly in a jug or jar. Bottle and jug See under bottle . Toby jug See under toby...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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... The dog in the puppet show of punch and judy . He wears a frill garnished with bells to frighten away the Devil from his master. Toby jug A small jug in the form of a squat old man in 18th-century dress, wearing a three-cornered hat, one corner of which forms the lip. The name comes from a poem ( 1761 ) about one ‘Toby Philpot’, adapted from the Latin by Francis Fawkes ( 1720–77 ), and the design of the jug from a print sold by Carrington Bowles , a London print seller, to Ralph Wood, the potter, who turned out a great number of Toby jugs. Sir Toby...

Martha Gunn jug

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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2006
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...Gunn jug . Jug modelled in the form of Martha Gunn , analogous to a Toby jug . Martha Gunn ( 1727–1815 ) was a celebrated Brighton ‘bather’, who assisted men to swim in the sea. Martha Gunn’s appearance was widely known from a portrait drawn by John Russell ( 1745–1806 ; now in the Royal Pavilion in Brighton) and an engraving made from it by William Nutter , so many potters were able to reproduce her corpulent appearance; the best known Martha Gunn was made by Ralph Wood , and is now reproduced by Royal Doulton...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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...figure, c. 1789–1801 ; Stoke-on-Trent, City Mus. & A.G.) and ‘Tobyjugs. Ralph ’s brother, Aaron Wood ( b Burslem , 14 April 1717 ; d Burslem , 12 May 1785 ) was the most renowned block-cutter in Staffordshire and was reputed to have been a modeller for all the potteries in the county. His superb interpretation and skilled block-cutting gave enormous character to his figures. He was probably responsible for modelling the first, true ‘Tobyjug—also known as a Twyford Jug or Step Toby—which his brother Ralph made famous. Ralph ’s son Ralph Wood...

Astbury, John

Astbury, John (1688)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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2006
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...of seated men and women in finely detailed contemporary dress. From c. 1735 he is also reputed to have made figure jugs, precursors of the popular ‘Tobyjugs. His work was not signed; where the name does appear it belongs to a later member of his family, after c. 1760 . His name is used to classify the work of many other potters by type and of the period 1730 to 1740 . ODNB R. K. Price : Astbury, Whieldon and Ralph Wood Figures and Toby Jugs (London, 1928) D. Barker : An Important Discovery of Eighteenth-century Ceramics in Stoke-on-Trent , W. Midlands...

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Catherine Tite

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...in Chelsea and Bow porcelain. The production of Shakespeare ceramics increased in quantity, although not necessarily in quality, throughout the 19th century, when likenesses of the poet based on the two principal portrait types appeared on items such as memorial plates, toby jugs, and the tops of walking sticks. The 19th century also gave rise to the growth of curious compounds involving Shakespeare portraits, such as Staffordshire figurines of c. 1850 , founded on Scheemakers ’s celebrated statue, but bearing the facial features and ermine cloak of ...

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