Willow Toby Post #6

Willow Creamer or Vase?

This little guy is simply adorable and stands about 5 inches tall. I don’t know anything about him as he is unmarked and I have only seen a couple of these! I find it interesting that he stands on his own! I have yet to determine if he is a vase, a creamer or what he would be used for.

He has such a beautiful willow pattern jacket on. My friend Paul has one just like him with pink britches on. I would say he dates to about the mid to late 1800’s. He is definitely English. I am so very drawn to how different he is than my other toby jugs, which all have a very noticeable spout for pouring.

This picture was taking from Antiques.com. This gent is listed as a Staffordshire Toby Vase dating to around 1860. He appears to be the very same shape as my little guy. I haven’t been able to locate anything in any of my books, so I am open for discussion on this one! He is listed at $300!

I will say if it is a vase, there wouldn’t be a whole lot of flowers you could place in it without it tipping over. I suppose it could have just been a figurine of sorts. He is the only toby jug I have that actually stands on two legs! By the way I am leaning towards it being a creamer!

Please share if you have insight into this little guy!

Have a great day!


Published by csturtevant1975

I have been collecting Blue Willow since 1996. I am an avid collector who loves to decorate with blue willow. My favorite part is to set my tables with blue willow place settings.

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