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The Gentle Pirate - A Vintage Toby Head Mug for High Seas Adventure - circa 60s Japan Sailor Man Figural Anthropomorphic Cup

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This pirate has such a gentle face that I can hardly imagine him carrying a cutlass or exclaiming "Arr!" -- a mug of grog and a jolly "Yo-ho-ho" would probably suit him best. Perhaps a nice orange or two to stave off the scurvy.

This is the perfect mug to hold your OWN generous ration of grog (or beverage of choice). Or just display your gentle pirate as a decorative item. Great for Halloween, Talk Like A Pirate Day, or any pirate-lovin' time of the year.

Mr. Pirate's base is marked "Japan". There is also a label on the bottom of the mug with the number 333 -- perhaps a catalogue number from the previous owner's collection? Now this wonderfully fanciful figural piece in the "Toby jug" tradition can be part of your collection. On to swashbuckling nautical adventures!

NOTE: The fish mug and the figural sour-faced lady creamer in the photos are not included with this listing, but will be added to the shop as I continue to list new items.

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5 inches tall; about 5.25 wide (including handle); about 5 inches from back of pirate's head to tip of his nose. 3 inches across top opening; 3.25 across base.

When filled nearly to the brim, Mr. Pirate fits 2.5 cups of liquid. A hearty draft!


Good overall, with a few battle scars: there is a nick on the pirate's eyepatch strap (~1 mm), a smallish area of paint loss on the handle/cap, and 3 small and shallow chips on the inner rim. There are also several small "firing bumps" (I found about 5) that are original to the piece, but perhaps worth mentioning.


I live in Canada, and will be shipping via Canada Post. I apologize for their high rates! I will refund any overcharge on shipping over $1 -- I'm not out to make money on shipping fees. I only charge actual shipping plus a small additional fee (less than $1) to offset the cost of shipping supplies.

Surface mail to the U.S. is $9; air mail is $11. Both of these services include coverage against loss. The delivery estimate for surface mail is 6 to 12 business days, while air mail is 4 to 10 business days. Let me know if you would like information about faster or tracked options.

Regular parcel post within Canada will be between $7 and $18, depending on your location. This price includes delivery confirmation, and I will chip in the cost of insurance against loss. Please contact me with your postal code for a more exact quote.

I can ship this to the U.K. by air mail for $18; most European countries should cost a similar amount, but please contact me for a quote. Canada Post's delivery estimate for international air mail is 6 to 10 business days.

I am happy to ship internationally! Let me know if you'd like a quote for your country. I am also happy to combine shipping wherever possible.

The Gentle Pirate - A Vintage Toby Head Mug for High Seas Adventure - circa 60s Japan Sailor Man Figural Anthropomorphic Cup