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Two-handled pot: C.90-1997

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Factory: Garrison Pottery (Probably)

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Description

Glazed earthenware two-handled pot, transfer-printed, enamelled and lustred with a view of Sunderland Bridge and a verse.

Off-white earthenware transfer-printed, painted in blue, green, yellow and red enamels, and lustred pink. Cylindrical with two horizontal strap handles with trefoil leaf terminals. Decorated on the front with an oval printed view of Sunderland Bridge inscribed 'A WEST VIEW of the CAST IRON BRIDGE Over the RIVER WEAR BUILT BY R BURDON Esqr/Span 236 Feet Height 100 Feet Begun 24 Sepr 1793 Opend 9 Aug 1796'. The other side is decorated with a wreath of printed and enamelled flowers and foliage enclosing the verse: 'THE GOOD WIFE.'/Show me the wife that's on the watch/For every little rent, or scratch,/And cures it with a timely patch/Before you know it;/She is a women (sic) fit to match,/A Lord, or Poet.' The rest of the surface is decorated with pink lustre 'clouds'. There is a broad pink lustre band on the interior, top and exterior of the rim, and on each handle a spot flanked by horizontal strokes.

Notes

History note: Uncertain before donor, G.H.W. Rylands, Litt. D., CBE, CH, King's College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by G.H.W. Rylands in memory of his mother, Betha Wolferstan Rylands.

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.3 cm
Width: 14.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Sunderland ⪼ Tynesdie ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-10-13) by Rylands, G.H.W.

Dating

19th century
George IV
William IV
Victoria I
Circa 1820 CE - 1840 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( in blue, green, yellow and red) lustre ( in pink)
Rim Diameter 11.2 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A WEST VIEW of the CAST IRON BRIDGE Over the RIVER WEAR BUILT BY R BURDON Esqr/Span 236 Feet Height 100 Feet Begun 24 Sepr 1793 Opend 9 Aug 1796
  • Location: On the front
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printed in black
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: THE GOOD WIFE./Show me the wife that's on the watch/For every little rent, or scratch,/And cures it with a timely patch/Before you know it;/She is a women (sic) fit to match,/A Lord, or Poet.
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printed in black
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.90-1997
Primary reference Number: 76334
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 April 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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