The new Wilkinson World War II Allied Leaders Collection has been inspired by the original World War I Allied Commanders Toby Jug set designed by F. Carruthers Gould and produced by A. J. Wilkinson, Ltd. between 1915 and 1919. This iconic set of eleven jugs featured famous World War I statesmen and military leaders. Today, the pieces in this original series have become some of the most sought after toby jugs ever produced. The Wilkinson company’s plans for a similar WWII collection was cancelled due to the demands of the war effort in Britain and the series was never created.
Now the wait is over! The American Toby Jug Museum in Evanston, Illinois has brought this idea to fruition with a special commission of toby jugs based on the greatest World War II military leaders. This collection was modeled by Ray Noble, one of England’s most gifted and renowned modelers. Following the Wilkinson style, each new toby is eleven inches tall and holds a symbolic artifact. Further iconic details and quotes are incorporated in the handle and base designs. The collection is being produced in Staffordshire England by Bairstow Manor Pottery and each toby jug is hand crafted and hand painted by master craftsmen.
Own a piece of history and add this historic series to your collection!