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AN UNUSUAL SMALL DEVON SLIPWARE DATED HARVEST JUG
1788
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 USD
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624
AN UNUSUAL SMALL DEVON SLIPWARE DATED HARVEST JUG
1788
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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AN UNUSUAL SMALL DEVON SLIPWARE DATED HARVEST JUG
1788
Barnstaple or Fremington, perhaps by George Fishley, of bulbous form, affixed with a loop handle with coiled lower terminal, decorated beneath the spout in cream slip with the Royal coat-of-arms supported by a crowned lion and a unicorn beneath the initials GR, and beneath the handle with a roundel incised The Sacred gift/ of Friends[hip] take/ and keep it for the/ givers Sake/ 1788/ 1788.
height 9 1/8 in.
23.2 cm
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Provenance

Jonathan Horne, London, March 2000, bearing label
Vogel Collection no. 679

Literature

Jonathan Horne, A Collection of Early English Pottery, Part XX, Cat. no. 579

Catalogue Note

"Harvest jugs", are named so for their connection with carrying ale or beer to field workers during the harvest. A poetic example of this is recorded on a jug in the Plymouth City Museum, inscribed by the potter 'The Potter fashioned me complete, as plainly doth appear, for to supply the harvest men with good strong English beer...', referenced by Leslie B. Grigsby, English Slip-Decorated Earthenware at Williamsburg, Williamsburg, 1993, p. 33. The basic design of such vessels remained much the same throughout the 18th century and into the 19th century, where the Harvest theme was still incorporated into jugs as late as the 1850s. Two jugs dated 1857 and 1860 respectively are in the Collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

A slightly larger dated jug decorated with the royal arms, incised 'S. EVENS/ 1791', is illustrated by Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Collection of English Slipware and Delftware, London, 2000, Vol. 1, pp. 144-145, S. 84; where the author notes two further examples decorated in this manner, one dated 1792, inscribed with the name 'F. DRAKE'and an undated example inscribed 'Mr Willm Rdard'(?)

Another example with the same armorial was sold, Sotheby's, New York, February 22-23, 1988, lot 564.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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