The toby jug traditionally represents a seated drinking character with a pot of foaming ale balanced on his knee. He is dressed in typical costume of the period, with a long coat and knee breeches, and his large tricorn hat forms the spout of the jug.
By the early years of the 19th century, the Staffordshire potters were producing many variations on the original toby type, including standing figures flourishing pipes, sporting squires, jolly sailors and even female characters.
Toby jugs were also made in other parts of England, notably London, where the Lambeth potteries used their favoured brown salt-glaze stoneware material to produce genial tobies astride barrels.
Whitley Collection is pleased to announce a premier Royal Doulton art pottery event to take place July 17-19, 2009 at the Ann Arbor Marriott in Ypsilanti, Michigan. This preeminent international exposition will feature an expansive roster of prestigious, international exhibitors featuring the finest in Royal Doulton, Moorcroft, and other masters of British art pottery design.
About the venue:
Discover the exciting transformations of Marriott's Ann Arbor Hotel at Eagle Crest, now boasting completely renovated guest rooms and facilities. Nestled on a 135-acre championship golf course, this premier Ann Arbor, Michigan hotel is conveniently located near the Detroit Metro Airport and offers a tranquil park setting and resort-style amenities. Guests enjoy spacious Ann Arbor Ypsilanti hotel accommodations featuring touches of Marriott's finest, including Revive Bedding and sleek, contemporary furnishings. Perfect for both the business and leisure traveler, this Ann Arbor hotel near Michigan Stadium and local businesses provides everything needed for a completely satisfying stay with an indulgent concierge lounge, state of the art fitness facility, and on-site golf course. Well appointed meeting and event space provides an unmatched lakeside backdrop for special occasions. Come see new beginnings, where beautiful natural surroundings meet contemporary amenities at Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.
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