Royal Doulton Musical Character Toby Jug – Tony Weller. D5888 Design Issued 1937 – 1939. Very, very nice – and quite hard to find, Royal Doulton Toby Jug with an internal musical box. The Toby jug is the Tony Weller character and is Royal Doulton number D5888 Design Issued 1937 – 1939. The difference between this large Auld Mac Toby jug and the regular large Tony Weller Toby is the internal music box. The jug is hand decorated in brown and green colors, and Tony Weller has a pinkish color face with red checks, black eyes, and gray tinged hair. Auld Mac was designed by Leslie Harradine and Harry Fenton. SA 403 020919 The jug stands – all measurements are from outside edge to outside edge, 5.5 inches base to the top of the rim. At its widest the top is 6 inches in diameter. The round base is 4 5/8 inches in diameter and it is 7 1/2 inches from the tip of the spout to the back edge of the handle. The jug and its music box are in excellent condition. The jug does not have any chips cracks, wear, or repairs. The key wind and the ball on/off mechanism are in perfect working order and the music plays. The internal musical mechanism is a genuine Thorens Swiss movement. The inside edge of the base of the jug has two notations in black ink: “Come Landlord fill the Flowing Bowl” and on the opposite edge, “Royal Doulton Made in England”. Musical jugs are amongst the most rare Doulton collectibles because so few were made over very short time period. The jugs were introduced in 1938 and discontinued the following year 1939 because of World War II. There were only six musical jug models made- Auld Mac, Old Charley, Paddy, Tony Weller and both the brown and yellow version of Old King Cole. They look like the large Character jug version only with a slightly more extended base to accommodate the Thorens Swiss music player mechanism built into the bottom & The music tune is appropriate to each character. These musical jugs are extremely rare, Very few Actually come to market each year. THORENS SWISS MUSIC BOX SET INTO THE BASE- THIS MUSIC BOX IS in Perfect working order. Simply wind the twist knob and pick it up and it PLAYS Until the end of the song or until you put it down. (There is a built in lever that stops the player when it is pushed in). Please note: Occasionally there are minute imperfections in the glaze of ceramic items. These are not mentioned and are considered normal. You are responsible to read the entire description. I have been in business for 8 years. Please do not contact me with your opinions about an item or its price. The item “Royal Doulton Tony Weller Musical Jug 6 D5888 Design Issued 1937 1939″ is in sale since Monday, September 14, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Royal Doulton\Character, Toby Jugs”. The seller is “uniqueantiques1000″ and is located in Saline, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Ukraine.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Brand: Royal Doulton