Jug, Tam O'Shanter
6 5/16 x 4 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (16 x 12.1 x 11.4 cm)
impressed: "Published by/W, Ridgway & Co./ Hanley/ October 1, 1835/ 7"
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Gift of Gretchen Adkins
Pitcher. Tam O'Shanter jug, bun shaped, in unglazed buff earthenware. Inside is glazed. Molded c-shaped handle. Not separately molded and applied. Handle, which terminated in acanthus leaves, is in the form of an arm and hand holding onto horse's tail. High relief decoration on front and back of scenes based on illustrations by Landseer. Engraved by Thomson & Slader. People in the tavern smoking, drinking and talking. On the 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: Good. Chip under bottom handle. Crack on bottom handle and a chip. Chip on lip. Dust.
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