Early French? MAJOLICA Character Face Toby JUG
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This auction offers a vintage Majolica TOBY style face or character JUG that I believe was made in France. I am not experienced with this type of item so any info appreciated. The smiling fellow looks a bit like a Bell Hop with that little hat. The jug is 6 1/4" high and about 4 1/2" across (ear to ear). The bottom has incised markings (see photo) "78911" and "32". This piece is in good estate condition with no cracks, serious chips or repairs. T are two small shallow nicks on the top rim, a painted-over paint flake on one ear (see photos and light crazing of the glossy glaze consistent with age. While the flaws are unfortunate they are not distracting and this is a great jug for any collection! U.S. Priority shipping and very careful packing will vary with your postal zone. Please see the USPS estimate above.