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Harvest jug: Gl.C.75-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Hoyle, John Phillips (Production)


Red earthenware, coated with white slip with incised and cut away decoration under pale yellow lead glaze. the jug has a bulbous body, with a short neck, pinched into a lip in front, and a loop handle rolled up into a coil at the lower end. On the front is a ship in full sail with the name and date 'Sarah Newman 1860' and a Union Jack above, and 'John Hoyle Bideford 1860' between two anchors below. At the back is a mariner's compass, sun, moon, and stars and large conventional flowering tree with birds amongst branches.


History note: Theodore Charbonnier Collection, Lynton, Devon; purchased in 1912 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 31.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bideford ⪼ Devon ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 19th century
Victoria I
Production date: dated AD 1860 : dated

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Components of the work

Surface composed of slip ( white) Decoration

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'Sarah Newman 1860' and 'John Hoyle Bideford 1860'
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Gl.C.75-1928
Primary reference Number: 77105
Old object number: 2
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 September 2017 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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