Harvest Jug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1801

GUSN

GUSN-2560

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

Descriptive Terms

pitchers (vessels)
redware
glazing (coating)
lead glaze
sgraffito (technique)
slip (clay)
throwing (pottery technique)
flags
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Redware
Slip
Sgraffito
Thrown
Flag
Lion
Harvest
Pitcher

Inscription

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.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

11 1/2 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.688