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Red earthenware, covered in white slip, with incised decoration under pale yellow lead glaze. Bulbous body, short neck, pinched into a lip in front, loop handle rolled up into a coil at the lower end. On the front a compass-like device for mariners flanked by a large spray of flowers. Below the handle, in a heart-shaped panel, the inscription 'Now Harvist is Come, I'm Filld with Strong Beer, so make yourself merry and Be of good Chear, But mind that to morrow To work you must go, For if you get Drunk you'l Call me your Foe. 1806'.
History note: Mortlocks', Oxford Street and Orchard Street,; purchased for 13 guineas (£13.13s.0d.) on 11 July 1910 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge