We just purchased this wonderful soft paste for our type collection.
Bulbous black-printed earthenware harvest jug. Inscribed with various rhymes
celebrating the farm and livelihood, decorated with tools, wares, "ploughs" and farm and domestic animals.
7 1/2 inches tall and 4 1/4 inches in diameter at the base.
Staffordshire, England, possibly Copeland. ca 1850
Let the Wealthy & Great,
Roll in Splendor & State.
I envy them not I declare it;
I eat my own Lamb, my Chickens and Ham.
I shear my own Fleece & I wear it.
I have Lawns. I have bowr’s.
I have Fruit. I have Flow’rs.
The Lark is my morning alarmer.
So jolly Boys now,
Here’s God speed the Plough.
Long life and Succefs to the FARMER.
If you are unable to enlarge it I will be happy to email you an image.