Royal Doulton Musical Character Toby Jug - Old Charley. Very, very nice - and quite hard to find, Royal Doulton Toby Jug with an internal musical box. The Toby jug is the Old Charley character and is Royal Doulton number D-5858. The difference between this large Old Charley Toby jug and the regular large Old Charley Toby is the internal music box.The jug is hand decorated in brown and green colors, and Charley has a pinkish color face with red checks, black eyes, and gray tinged hair. Old Charley was designed by Charles Noke. The jug stands - all measurements are from outside edge to outside edge, 6 1/4 inches high at the top of the handle and 5 3/4 inches at the top of the rim. At its widest the top is 5 3/4 inches in diameter.
The round base is 4 1/2 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 interior surface is with some scattered light crazing. 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: "Here's a Health Unto His Majesty" and on the opposite edge, "Royal Doulton Made in England" with a tiny four dot touch mark between Royal Doulton and Made in England. Musical jugs are amongst the most rare Doulton collectables 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). This old Charley jug PLAYS THE Tune "HERE'S A HEALTH UNTO HIS MAJESTY". Please note: Occasionally there are minute imperfections in the glaze of ceramic items. These are not mentioned and are considered normal.
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