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Jug, Tam O'Shanter

Decorative Arts

On View: Great Hall, 1st Floor
MEDIUM Stoneware and white metal
DATES ca. 1835
DIMENSIONS 11 x 9 1/2 x 8 in. (27.9 x 24.1 x 20.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS impressed on the bottom; "4"/Published by / (W. RIDGWAY& CO.)/HANLEY./October 1, 1835"/ "+".
SIGNATURE not signed
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Great Hall, 1st Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Gretchen Adkins
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CAPTION William Ridgway & Co. (1834-1854). Jug, Tam O'Shanter, ca. 1835. Stoneware and white metal, 11 x 9 1/2 x 8 in. (27.9 x 24.1 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Gretchen Adkins, 1994.158.1. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE side, 1994.158.1_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pitcher with hinged pewter lid. Tam O'Shanter jug in unglazed buff earthenware; angular bellied form. Inside and handle glazed. Modeled C-shaped handle, separately molded and applied. High molded relief decoration on front and back of scenes based on illustrations by Landseer, engraved by Thomson & Slader. People in tavern smoking, drinking and talking. On other side a horseman is trying to escape over a bridge in the woods. Two spirits follow him: one holding the horse's tail; the other holding a broom. On the neck of the pitcher is a wreath of thistles and leaves and then a band of fluted decoration. Along the rim are scrolls. On the base is a lambrequin decoration. The handle, which terminates in acanthus leaves, consists of an arm and a hand holding onto the horse's tail. The lid opens with a fleur-de-lis finial. Condition: Normal wear. Corrosion. to metal lid and edges near hinge are bent. Handle has been broken and reattached with old staple-repair at lower junction.
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Jug, Tam OShanter