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Queen's ware toby jug, The Elihu Yale Toby - 1933

Queen's ware toby jug, The Elihu Yale Toby
    Queen's ware toby jug, The Elihu Yale Toby

The Elihu Yale Toby Jug is the only item of its type to have been produced by the Wedgwood firm. The jug was actually based on a portrait of Elihu Yale painted in 1717 by Enoch Zeeman. The jug itself was modelled by Professor Robert G Eberhard of the Department of Sculpture at Yale University and was made for Yale Publishing Company in 1933.

The Elihu Yale Toby Jug is the only item of its type to have been produced by the Wedgwood firm. The jug was actually based on a portrait of Elihu Yale painted in 1717 by Enoch Zeeman. The jug itself was modelled by Professor Robert G Eberhard of the Department of Sculpture at Yale University and was made for Yale Publishing Company in 1933. It was available in plain cream colour, cream colour with underglaze polychrome painting, light brown, dark brown and blue. This example is the cream coloured version body is made from Queen's ware and a dysaint glaze has been applied to exterior.

  • Type of object: Portraits and figures/bust
  • Mark: THE ELIHU YALE TOBY
    PAI.D.9108#
    RGE SULP 1933
    WEDGWOOD
    MADE IN ENGLAND
    [impressed]
  • Year produced: 1933
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: glazed
  • Accession number: 5495
  • Dimensions: 140 mm (height), 160 mm (diamenetr inc handle), 100 mm (width)

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  • Elihu Yale

    Elihu Yale (1649 - 1721)

    Elihu Yale was a British merchant and philanthropist. He was Governor of the East India Company settlement in Madras, and a benefactor of the Collegiate School of Connecticut, which was named Yale College in his honour in 1718.

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  • Queen’s ware

    Queen’s ware

    In 1765 Wedgwood provided a tea and coffee service to Her Majesty Queen Charlotte (wife of George III) in the new earthenware body he had recently perfected. She was so pleased with the set that she not only allowed Josiah to style himself ‘Potter to Her Majesty’, she also allowed him to call his new earthenware ‘Queen’s ware’ - a name by which Wedgwood’s cream coloured earthenware is still known today.

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