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Jug, Tam O'Shanter

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Stoneware
DATES ca.1835
DIMENSIONS 6 5/16 x 4 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (16 x 12.1 x 11.4 cm)
MARKINGS impressed: "Published by/W, Ridgway & Co./ Hanley/ October 1, 1835/ 7"
SIGNATURE not signed
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Gretchen Adkins
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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