Not often is a Royal Doulton mug a collector’s first pick at an auction house or local estate sale, however some of these can be worth a fair amount of money while being overlooked. The company first began in 1815 by John Doulton and after multiple name changes, began trading as the well known brand ‘Royal Doulton’ in the early 1900’s. Toby and Character ‘jugs’ are amongst the most popular Royal Doulton Mugs/Cups. Vintage Royal Doulton mugs can be worth a few dollars to a few thousand dollars so it is important to research the value of your item before you list it for sale.
Toby Jugs – King Henry VIII
Modeled after the historical figures of King Henry VIII and his wives. These collectibles allow you collect the heads of both the tyrannical King and that of his unfortunate wives alike.
King Henry VIII Lrg 6 1/2″ – D6642 (1975)
Reigning King of England from April 21st 1509 until his death on January 28th 1547.
King Henry VIII is more remembered for his six marriages, in particular, the methods he used to end those marriages.
Toby Jugs have been around since the early 18th century. They were revived by Doulton in the 19th century, who developed the idea into a range of character jugs. Since 1815, Doulton had made Toby jugs in a conventional manner. Harry Simeon started to add colour in the 1920’s. This inspired Charles Noke, a Doulton artist and modeller to rethink the Toby jug tradition. [Read more…]