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Puzzle jug: GL.C.65-1928

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Maker(s)

Probably Brannan, James Howard (Potter)

Description

Earthenware, slip-coated with incised decoration under lead glaze. Bulbous body with loop handle which forms a tube communicating with three sucking-spouts springing from the rim. Decorated on the lower part of the jug with rough sprays of flowers. Below the handle is a heart-shaped panel with the inscription, 'Drink to mee with your Heart and fill up unto the mark then drink mee pray without spilling or you will [pay] thre shilling'. Above, is a row of geometrical piercings with the date 'nov. 13 1827' incised. The neck is pierced with perforations forming the letters of the name 'JOHN ARNOLD'.

Notes

History note: T. Charbonnier Collection, Lynton; 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: 20.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 19th Century
George IV
Production date: dated AD 1827 : dated

Note

James Howard Brannam was christened at Bideford in 1803. He worked in Barnstaple, Bideford, and Fremington.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Drink to mee with your Heart and fill up unto the mark then drink mee pray without spilling or you will [pay] thre shilling
  • Location: In a heart-shaped panel, below the handle
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: nov. 13 1827
  • Location: Inbetween geometrical piercings on neck
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Date
  • Text: JOHN ARNOLD
  • Location: On the neck
  • Method of creation: Pierced
  • Type: Name

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Identification numbers

Accession number: GL.C.65-1928
Primary reference Number: 77094
Old object number: 20
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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