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

Reference: 7844

Dated: 1868 Fremington Devon England

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.

Dimensions: 9.00 inch wide 10.50 inch high 9.00 inch deep

Medium: slipware earthenware clay pottery scraffito

Current Condition Unrestored with some minor loss of glaze usually associated with this ware.

Provenance: Synge- Craven Collection

Literature: The Fishleys of Fremington by a Devon Slipware tradition by John Edgeler

Price: gbp 5750.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 7549.75 (US Dollars)

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