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A Rare Chinese Blanc de Chine Pitcher – Toby Jug
July 2014 Auction by Far East Asian Art

This rare piece of Dehua porcelain blanc de chine is in the shape of a European form of jug known as a Toby jug – see footnote. A similar example is shown in the standard reference book – Bland de Chine, P.J. Donnelly, Faber and Faber, 1969 in Plate 128. On Page 200 of Donnelly’s book he has to this to say about the form:

“Unquestionably the Toby Jug in the Victoria Museum has an English prototype and belongs at best to the middle years of the nineteenth century...

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