Fagin Character Jug Hand Made Bairstow Pottery


Hand Made Hand Painted Character Jug.

Depicting the character “Fagin”.

From the Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist”.

Produced in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire.

By Bairstow Pottery.

World-Wide Limited Edition of 200.

Modelled by Ray Noble.

Price includes UK Post & Packing (Stand Delivery).

International Shipping Rates Discounted,

Out of stock


The Fagin Character Jug.

The Fagin Character Jug. Depicting Fagan, a fictional character and a main antagonist in Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. In the preface to the novel, he his described as a “receiver of stolen goods”, (Wikipedia)

And the handle portrays the following characters. Bill Sykes, Artful Dodger, Oliver with his begging bowl, with Nancy on the rear of the handle at the bottom.

Making it the perfect gift idea for Charles Dickens enthusiast. And the collector of unique hand made, hand painted Character Jugs.

Produced by Bairstow Pottery Collectables.

World Wide Limited Edition of 200

Accordingly individually numbered on the base.

Modelled and designed by Ray Noble.

Height is 17cm : Length 18cm

Our on-line price for the Fagan Character Jug is £159.95.

Including UK Post & Packing (Standard Delivery).

International Shipping Rates discounted.

Stoke Art Pottery are “Authorised” resellers of Bairstow Pottery products. In addition to the Fagin Character Jug.  We offer a full range of their products.

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Established 1936. Initially producing pottery fancy goods. However, when Roger Bairstow took over in 1979. When Percy his father retired. Roger decided to concentrate production on the making of Toby and Character Jugs.

(see page 36 Toby & Character Jugs of the 20th Century and their Makers – David C Fastenau & Stephen M Mullins.Published by Kevin James Publishing),

Now well renown for their political Toby Jugs and Figures. Particularly their British Prime Minister series of Toby Jugs. Which includes Toby Jugs of all British Prime Ministers from the 1920’s. To the present day. And their Winston Churchill Toby Jugs and Figures.

Based in Stoke on Trent.  Bairstow Pottery are the only pottery based in the UK currently producing Toby Jugs.

Using traditional production methods. Each toby jug is hand made. Using earthenware clay fired up 1215 dgrees. Which renders the body to be non porous. Then hand painted. This non porous finish enables the ceramic painter to achieve a smooth finish.

Due to the hand painting process. No two Toby Jugs are exactly the same. In effect making each toby jug produced different and unique.

With the production process requiring several firings. It takes 5 – 6 working days to produce one of Bairstow Pottery unique products.

As a result, a hand made, hand made product. Totally made in the UK.


Establish 2006, selling high quality pottery and ceramics from Leading potters online.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg