Harvest jug

Decorated with a ploughing scene and portrait of John Wesley. Wesley (1703-1791) was a founder of the Methodist movement and travelled to Devon several times. As this jug reveals, Methodism held a long-lasting appeal with rural communities in the West Country. The religion, as seen here, encouraged people to experience Christ personally through their daily work and leisure time.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Decorative Art
Collection Class
British ceramics
Common Name
harvest jug
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
He that by the plough would thrive / Himself must either hold or drive
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Town
Fremington; Fremington
Production County
N Devon; N Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England; United Kingdom: England
Production Person Initials
Robert?; George?
Production Person Surname
Fishley; Fishley
Production Year Low
Production Year High

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harvest jug