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Harvest jug: C.79-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Probably Pidler, John (Potter)


Red earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in white slip, with incised decoration under pale yellow lead-glaze. The bulbous jug has a cylindrical neck cut withcircular holes and lines, and three sucking spouts projecting from the rim. The body of the jug is inscribed:
'Fill me with Ale with wine or water
Any of the three it makes No matter
Drink me Dry if you are willing
In Doing so you'l win a shilling
William Courtic February 1 1791'
Also the initials 'JP'


History note: Sotheby's, 4th November 1927, lot 11; bought for £12 on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fremington ⪼ Devonshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Late 18th century
George III
Production date: AD 1791

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Glaze Slip Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Wheel-made Lead-glazing Glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.79-1928
Primary reference Number: 76061
Old object number: 4943
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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