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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.
throwing (pottery technique)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
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"".
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
11 1/2 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little