The Highwayman miniature Toby Jug is an unusual collectible in a series which includes Henry VIII, Nelson, Town Crier, Butcher, Doctor, and the Drunkard.
Toby jugs are named after the 18th century Yorkshire man, Toby Fillpot, who according to the song, drank 2 000 pints of ale. They are in the form of a caricature of a fat human, or sometimes just a face, and are usually male. The original Toby jugs date back to the 1760s. Life-size versions were made by various well-known English potteries. Also, Toby jugs are known for their great attention to detail in the modelling and painting.
Now you can own a miniature replica of a Toby jug for your dollhouse.
What Scale is This Miniature?
This miniature Toby jug Highwayman is ideal to display in your 1:12 scale dollhouse. They could also fit in with the decor of 1/6 scale Barbie or Blythe, but we believe that their proper place is in a traditional dollhouse setting.
This Toby jug is 20mm tall and 17mm wide, including the handle.
Materials and Care
This is a solid casting for display only. We paint the jugs by hand in many finely detailed layers to resemble porcelain, then seal them with gloss varnish. You can dust your Toby jug with a soft brush, or gently wipe it with a damp cloth.
This is a Genuine Handmade Miniature
Megan is painting a limited number of miniature Toby jugs. Each jug takes several hours to complete. If you want a specific jug in the series and don’t see it on the website, contact us. We might have it or be able to make one for you. You can visit Megan’s profile @creativemeZA on Instagram. If you would like to know more about how we make our miniatures, visit Megan’s blog where she shares her work process.
Our dollhouse items are intend for use and display by adult collectors. Although we take every care to make sure that our miniatures are strong and durable, they are fragile by nature. Older children can handle miniatures under supervision but small parts may cause a choking hazard for young children and babies. We recommend that you keep your miniatures out of reach of children.
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