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Harvest jug: C.81-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Fishley, Edmund




Slipware harvest jug inscribed with the name 'Mary Courtice' and 'Despise me Not Be Cause I'm smol Fel me often hil Ples you All Edmund Fishley Maker 1824'

Red earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in white slip, with incised and cut away decoration under yellow lead-glaze. The jug has a bulbous body, a short neck, and a loop handle, with a coil at the bottom. On the front of the jar is a spray of fritillaries and a tree with two birds. The name 'Mary Courtice' can be found on the shoulder, along with a man smoking a pipe. Below the handle in a heart shaped panel, are the inscribed words 'Despise me Not Be Cause I'm smol, Fel me often hil Ples you All Edmund Fishley Maker 1824'


History note: Theodore Charbonnier, Lynton, Devon; from whom 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: 29.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fremington ⪼ Devonshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


George IV
Production date: dated AD 1824

Components of the work

Surface composed of slip ( white)

Materials used in production

pale red Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Mary Courtice
  • Location: On exterior
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Name
  • Text: Despise me Not Be Cause I'm smol, Fel me often hil Ples you All Edmund Fishley Maker 1824
  • Location: On exterior
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.81-1928
Primary reference Number: 76138
Old object number: 3
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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