Jug, Tam O' Shanter
6 5/8 x 5 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. (16.8 x 13.0 x 11.4 cm)
on bottom impressed: "24/ Published by / W. RIDGWAY & Co/ HANLRY./ October 1, 1835/ 11"
Metal lid: on other side of finial; impressed: 57
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Gift of Gretchen Adkins
Pitcher with pewter lid (hinged). Tam O'Shanter jug in matte glazed buff earthenware; angular bellied form. Inside and handle glazed. Modeled C-shaped handle, separately molded and attached. 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. Bottom rim: chips. Belly: minor chip on molding and near handle. Between fingers on handle little damage; nails of lid are missing. Lid finial chipped. Few rust marks on bottom of the inside.
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