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Antique slipware harvest pitcher by Fishleys of Fremington Devon England named and dated 1868 - 1868 Fremington Devon England

Width 9.00inch [22.86cm]
Height 10.50inch [26.67cm]
Depth 9.00inch [cm]
Medium slipware earthenware clay pottery scraffito
Provenance Synge- Craven Collection
Literature The Fishleys of Fremington by a Devon Slipware tradition by John Edgeler
Description A good earthenware slip glaze scraffito decorated harvest pitcher named and dated "J. H and Ann Gammon Hollowill 1868". The pitcher profusely decorated with harvest motifs, sheaf of corn, long stemmed smoking pipes, ale goblets and a frothing jug. In a addition there are several verses relating to farming. Interestingly there is an image of two figures in a sailing boat with an inscription " This small jug in friendship take and keep it for Thomas Bears sake", indicating that he was the giver of the jug to the Gammons and that he was probably a fisherman friend. The well applied handle has a thumb piece and terminating scroll at the base. The jug is the work of Edwin Beer a master potter in the mid 19thc at the Fishleys pottery.
A fine piece of regional folk art with a social context. An image of Edwin Beer Fishley can be viewed in this picture gallery.
Condition Unrestored with some minor loss of glaze usually associated with this ware.
gbp 5750.00 (Pound Sterling)
Stock Code 7844
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