Dating royal doulton toby mugs
The business originally specialised in manufacturing stoneware and produced decorative bottles and salt glaze sewer pipes.
In 1991 – The ‘Character Jug of the Year’ collection was launched with the Fortune Teller and each year these large size characters are Royal Doulton’s best selling jugs.
The Doulton name and reputation continued to grow along with its extensive range, which included flambé ware, titanian ware, and bone china.
Over the course of its long history the Doulton company has released popular collections of figures and other ceramics.
In 1949, the series was briefly withdrawn and then re-introduced in a slightly larger size, most obvious is the increased depth of the base and the lack of any identification numbers.
Six new characters were added to the collection in that year, making the set up to twenty-four.