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Fair Hebe Jug: C.33-1934

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Titles

Fair Hebe Jug

Maker(s)

Richard Meir Astbury's Factory (Factory)
Astbury, Richard Meir (Proprietor)
Voyez, John (Modeller)

Description

Cream earthenware, with slightly blue-tinted lead-glaze, decorated with coloured glazes

Notes

History note: Lord Revelstoke; sold Puttick & Simpson, London, Catalogue of an Important Collection of Old English Pottery, the property of the Rt. Hon. Lord Revelstoke, lot 87

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fenton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1934) by Puttick & Simpson

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1788 : date of model by John Voyez

Note

The jug was made after a model by John Voyez (1835-1800). 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.

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazed

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ASTBURY
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: RMA
  • Location: On outside of jug
  • Method of creation: Moulded integrally with body
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: I VOYEZ/1788
  • Location: On outside of jug
  • Method of creation: Moulded integrally with body
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.33-1934
Primary reference Number: 74569
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 27 June 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 15 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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