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Harvest Jug

1991.688 (RS21097)

Description

Large Devonshire harvest jug of bulbous form with short neck and pinched spout, with ridged and coiled strap handle; thrown from red earthenware with allover brown and yellow slip sgraffito decoration showing a crowned lion holding a British flag between two flowering trees on one side, and large panel of inscription about the harvest below handle, with name and date.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1801
Inscriptions
Incised on body below handle: ""Harvest is Come all's Busy Now/In Making of The Barley Mow/If You The Barley Mow Neglect/Good Ale You Cannot then Expect/Mr. Oliver Davie/A.----[indistinct & covered]/20th July 1801"".
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
glazing (coating)
lead glaze
redware
sgraffito (technique)
slip (clay)
throwing (pottery technique)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Flag
flags
glazing (coating)
Harvest
lead glaze
Lion
Pitcher
pitchers (vessels)
Redware
redware
Sgraffito
sgraffito (technique)
Slip
slip (clay)
throwing (pottery technique)
Thrown
Dimensions
11 1/2 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.688
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2560

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