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Fair Hebe Jug: C.748-1928

Object information


Fair Hebe Jug


Robert Garner's Factory (Factory)
Probably Garner, Robert (1) (Proprietor)
Possibly Garner, Robert (2) (Proprietor)
Voyez, John (Modeller)


Earthenware, slip-cast, and decorated with clear and coloured lead-glazes


History note: Purchased in London in 1904

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fenton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ English

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
George III
1788 CE - 1790 CE


After a model by John Voyez (1735-1800). Hebe was the subject of a song adapted from Part I of A Pastoral Ballad in Four Parts (1743), by William Shenstone (1714-1763). This origin is supported by a teapot modelled by Voyez, decorated with a portrait medallion of Shenstone on one side, and Fair Hebe and her lover on the other.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lead-glaze ( clear slightly tinted blue and coloured)

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: RG
  • Location: On bottle
  • Method of creation: Integrally moulded with body
  • Type: Initials

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.748-1928
Primary reference Number: 190304
Old object number: 2019
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Created: Tuesday 6 November 2012 Updated: Tuesday 18 December 2012 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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