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Pristine collectible antique Royal Doulton John Peel hand-painted Toby Jug


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    We are delighted to offer this pristine famous Royal Doulton, John Peel, midsize Toby Jug.

    Standing 3 1/2" high, these collectible Toby Jugs were manufactured in England between 1936-1960 and I am confident this was purchased by a family member in the late 1940's or early 1950's.

    This item has always been on display behind or under glass and has no chips, cracks, or crazing of any kind.

    As it was a family piece for generations it needs to a good home who will appreciate it.

    The First Royal Doulton Character Jug Modelled On An Actual Person – John Peel

    John Peel was the first person to be immortalized in the form of a Royal Doulton character jug. Designed by Harry Fenton, issued in 4 sizes from 1936 to 1960.

    John Peel was a famous huntsman who for 40 years hunted with a pack of hounds on the fells of Cumbria in North-East England, as the slopes were too steep for horses, the hunt was often carried out on foot. John Peel enjoyed a drink and each kill was celebrated by the hunting party at the nearest hostelry.

    There was also a song written by John Graves about the famous huntsman:

    ‘D’ye ken John Peel with his coat so grey?

    D’ye ken John Peel at the break of day?

    D’ye ken John Peel when he’s far, far away

    With his hounds and his horn in the morning?’

    It is also believed that this is how the Police earned the nickname ‘The Peelers’

    It seems that based on the song, John Peel’s coat was grey so it’s a bit of a mystery as to why Harry Fenton chose to portray him in a red coat . . .

    One only with free domestic shipping....Don't let it get away!