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Harvest jug: C.82-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Potter: Fishley, Robert




Red earthenware, thrown, coated in white slip with incised and cut away decoration under yellow lead-glaze. The bulbous jug has a short neck, with a pinched lip, and a loop handle with a coil at the bottom. On the front is a representation of a glass and a jug, below which is the inscription 'Richd & Mary Dinnis Monkleigh May 12 1836. The tulip and the butter Fly Appears in gayer tints Than I let me be drest Fine as Flise worms and Flours exceed me still'.
To the left is a tulip growing in a pot, a butterfly, and the words 'Robt Fishley Maker Fremington'. To the right is a bird on a spray. In a heart shaped panel below the handle are the words 'This small jug In friendship Take and keep it For the givers Sake Fanny Fishley'


History note: Theodore Charbonnier, Lynton, Devon from whom bought in 1912 by Dr J. W. L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 27.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fremington ⪼ Devonshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, second quarter#
William IV
Production date: dated AD 1836

Components of the work

Surface composed of slip

Materials used in production

red Earthenware
yellowish Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.82-1928
Primary reference Number: 76180
Old object number: 5
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 August 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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