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Fair Hebe Jug: C.747-1928

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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, slip-cast and decorated with slightly blue-tinted clear, and blue, green, yellow, grey and black glazes

Notes

History note: Purchased in London in 1899

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fenton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
George II
Circa 1788 CE - 1790 CE

Note

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.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware slightly blue-tinted clear, and blue, green, yellow, grey and black Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Cream earthenware, slip-cast and decorated with slightly blue-tinted clear, and blue, green, yellow, grey and black glazes
Lead-glaze

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: FAIR HEBE
  • Location: On outside on a paper on the oak tree
  • Method of creation: Integrally moulded
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: A BUMPER A BUMPER
  • Location: On outside on label flanking the young man's head
  • Method of creation: Integrally moulded
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: impressed twice separately

  • Text: ASTBURY
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: very faintly

  • Text: RMA
  • Location: On outside of jug
  • Method of creation: Moulded integrally with the jug
  • Type: Initials

Inscription present: very faintly and not clear if I or J as first initial

  • Text: J VOYEZ/1788
  • Location: On outside of jug on log beside Hebe
  • Method of creation: Moulded integrally with the jug
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.747-1928
Primary reference Number: 75966
Old object number: 960
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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