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Jug: Gl.C.74-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Hoyle, John Phillips (Potter)


Red earthenware, thrown, coated with white slip, with incised and cut away decoration under pale yellowish lead glaze. The jug has a bulbous body with a short neck, pinched into a lip in front, and a loop handle rolled into a coil at the lower end. On the front is a ship in full sail with the inscription 'Bucton Castle crossing the Line', above, and below, the inscription 'From Rocks & Sands/ & Every Ill/ may God Protect the Sailor/ Still/ John Phillips Hoyle/ 1857 Bideford'.


History note: Theodore Charbonnier Collection, Lynton, Devon; purchased from him in 1912 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 27.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bideford ⪼ Devon ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 19th century
Victoria I
Production date: dated AD 1857 : dated


John Phillips Hoyle worked at Crocker's Pottery, Bideford

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Bucton Castle crossing the Line
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: From Rocks & Sands/ & Every Ill/ may God Protect the Sailor/ Still/ John Phillips Hoyle/ 1857 Bideford
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Gl.C.74-1928
Primary reference Number: 77104
Old object number: 7
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 September 2017 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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