Collectable Vintage John Barleycorn character jug Designed C J Noke small size or middle sized one has handle inside and one has handle outside. The earlier version is handle inside with this particular size being introduced from Year 1939 and withdrawn or stopped making in year 1960 Although you seem to be able to find a lot about these jugs there really wasn't that many made with only about 7500 made worldwide. Every one has the royal doulton stamp uunderneath These two from my own personal collection Ive put together in the video clip so you can see the different handles and different colour used in the faces if you lined up 100 of these you would see they are all slightly different in colour and wre hand painted.
value of the handle inside for this the small or middle sized version estimated at $150 - $200 Australian dollars
value of the handle outside for this the small or middle sized version estimated $130 - $160 Australian dollars
Some more information about John Barleycorn Character jugs
This jug was actually the first produced in the Royal Doulton range . John Barleycorn was a farmiliar figure in old english ballads and tracts. personifies the malt liquor made from barley. Sometimes he appears as a knight as in the tract The arraining and indictig of sir john barleycorn . He has often been known as a hero or at the same time was known as a character who was crushed between two milestones and the actual shape of the jug represents this as his face looks sort of round but flat and I personally think looks quite funny but is also one of my favorites in my collection
SELLING - if you want to sell this item or similar expect to get the following amount If selling online: $100 to $200
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PAYING TOO MUCH: if more than: $200
VALUE - This items full estimated value at the date of posting taking into account online and offline prices: Our estimated value $150 to $200 inside handle Our estimated value $130 to $160 handle outside
KEEPING - If you’re thinking about keeping this item or a similar item for it to grow in value we suggest the following: Waiting for at least 5 years for this item to grow in value!