In doing so, potteries began to add their name or trademark to the base of the jugs in addition to “Made in England” or “Made in Germany”, etc.
This was a great boon to collectors, who were now able to put together their collections by maker (or in some cases country).
These jugs will have the phrase "Registration Applied For" in lieu of the RN. Registration Numbers were used by Royal Doulton starting in the 1930s.
In the 1940s and 1950s, the company began to register its designs in a greater number of export regions.
In 1926, designer Charles Noke created a series of Toby jugs depicting the head and shoulders of fictional, and later also some real male characters.
They also created a few jugs modelled on women, such as Charles Dickens' character Sairey Gamp.
The first Toby Jug was made in the early 18th century.
e Mail: [email protected] Confused Shape by: Charles Confused for a moment by the shape of the Toby Jug base but I see it’s just a broken shard off the original jug.After 1947, the jugs were marked with a copyright date.In the same year, four special regional RNs were created for Great Britain, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.Will have a look and see what values I can come up with.In the 18th Century, the collectible toby jug was named after a character in a pub or tavern song named Toby Philpot.