This is a rare Victorian Toby Jug with crossed legs. It was made by Sampson Smith, Longton, Staffordshire, c.1860. Sampson Smith began production in 1846 and most of their early pieces were unmarked, as this one is.
The Toby is well modelled, sitting with his legs crossed. It is nicely hand painted with good colors. The "Squire" is dressed in an oxblood coat, with a green waistcoat, and yellow breeches. His stockings are white with blue figures and stripes. He is holding a jug of ale. The Toby Jug stands about 9" high.
This Toby displays beautifully. There are no chips or repairs. The base has a tight crack. Please see final photo.
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