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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2014.13
People
Manufactured by Kidderminster Pottery
Workshop of Robert Chamberlain (1736 - 1798)
Workshop of Thomas Flight (1726 - 1800)
Title
Electioneering Jug
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 1789
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, Worcester
Culture
English
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/350478
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Creamware with enamel decoration
Dimensions
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
Provenance
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.

Notes:
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
2014
Object Number
2014.13
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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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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