Enamelled Porcelain Ordinary Type Toby Jug French Edme Samson Antique c 1890
An enamelled porcelain ordinary type Toby jug by the French maker Edme Samson of Paris, dating from the late 19th century circa 1890.
This lovely gilded white porcelain Toby jug or pitcher with a green enamel Georgian frock coat, purple waistcoat, white cravat, brown knee length breeches and stockings with black shoes and a black tricorn hat covering part of his long grey hair. He is holding a foaming mug of ale on his left knee and his right hand is about to wrap around it. His roundish jovial face is well modelled with a large bulbous nose and wide toothy grin with a red spot to his left cheek. He is sat down on a tall scrolling chair visible at the back, which has a scroll topped handle. He is similar in shape and design to the Yorkshire ordinary type Toby jugs other than the body material.
The jug or pitcher stands 8 3/8 inches (21.5 cm) high and is about 5 1/2 inches 13.8) deep and 4 inches ( 10 cm) wide. It weighs 897 g unpacked and is in very good condition with no chips cracks nor restoration, there is some wear to the enamel and gilding and a firing tear to the base of the handle. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of porcelain, ordinary shape Toby Jugs, French or continental porcelain or Samson porcelain.
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