- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Manufactured by Kidderminster Pottery
Workshop of Robert Chamberlain (1736 - 1798)
Workshop of Thomas Flight (1726 - 1800)
- Electioneering Jug
- Work Type
- c. 1789
- Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, Worcester
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Creamware with enamel decoration
- 47 x 39.5 x 51 cm (18 1/2 x 15 9/16 x 20 1/16 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- inscription: In lavender roundel with berried laurel leaves and tied ribbon suspension: LIBERTY, HALL, ALL, FRIENDS TO FREEDOM
- inscription: In a lavender roundel with berried laurel leaves and tied ribbon suspension: ALL FAST, FRIENDS
- inscription: Above the foot: WIGLEY AND THE INDEPENDENT CITIZENS OF WORCESTER
- inscription: On the handle: REIN DEER WORCESTER
- inscription: Below spout and below circular cartouche threaded with laurel sprays, color portrait of King George III: LONG LIVE THE
- Edmund Wigley, Shakenhurst (1795), by descent to his wife Anna Maria Watkins Meysey Severne, (1821), by descent; to Charles Meysey Meysey Wigley, Anna Maria, Caroline, and Mary Charlotte (1), (1825) by inheritance; to Mary Charlotte and Charles Wickstead, (1845) by inheritance; to Charles Wigley Wickstead (1878), by inheritance; to his wife, Mrs. Wickstead, bequest; to her godson Hugh Gurney, 1906, by descent; to his wife, Sybil Gurney, by bequest; to Michael Meysey Wigley Severne and Rachel Fitzgerald, 1961, by inheritance; to Amanda Caroline Severne, Shakenhurst, 2007, by inheritance; to Rowland and Phoebe Stirling, 2008, sold; [through Christie’s, London, March 20, 2011, Sale 55, Lot 146]. [Robert Hunter British and American Porcelain and Pottery, Yorktown, VA], sold; to Harvard Art Museums, 2014.
1. According to a transcript of “A History of the County of Worcester: Volume 4,” 1924, the estate passed to Anna Maria’s younger children, Charles Meysey Meysey Wigley, Anna Maria, Caroline, and Mary Charlotte. When Charles died, the three sisters then had ownership of it.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Anne H. and Frederick Vogel III
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Publication History
Interiors: Including the Sunday Sale, auct. cat., Christie's, South Kensington (London, 20 & 22 March, 2011), p. 26, lot no. 146, repr. p. 26 and cover.
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