Toby jug is the name of a very special form of pitcher. It is shaped like the full figure of a man or woman. A pitcher that shows just the top half of a person is not correctly called a toby. The Toby Jug was named for Toby Philpot, an infamous drinker mentioned in a British song written in 1761. More examples of toby jugs can be found under Royal Doulton and other factory names.