A Georgian Rummer Engraved God Speed The Plough c1800

Heading : A Georgian Rummer Engraved  God Speed The Plough
Period : George III 1790-1810
Origin : England
Colour : Clear, good grey hue
Bowl : Engraved with a panel depicting a ploughman at work with his team. Flanked by ears of barley and AWJ in triangular formation
Stem : Capstan
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size :  Height 13.5cm, bowl 9.3cm, foot 7.9cm
Condition : Excellent. There are some insignificant flecks of clinker in the bowl
Restoration : None

God Speed The Plough is a relatively common inscription of creamware and stoneware. We have also seen this on both Lowestoft and Liverpool porcelain all dating from a similar period. Quite why this phrase should proliferate on domestic wares from the late 18th and early 19th century is unknown to us. Perhaps this may have been inspired by the Enclosure acts or the manpower shortages brought on by the Napoleonic wars.

The AWJ is in a typical letter formation to denote a marriage.


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  • Product Code: 22070118
  • Availability: Sold
  • £180.00

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