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Old Mother Hubbard character jug - Devonmoor circa 1930

Old Mother Hubbard character jug modeled by Bert Mellor and produced by Devonmoor Pottery of Devon, England, circa 1930. Old Mother Hubbard is an English-language nursery rhyme, first given an extended printing in 1805, although the exact origin of the rhyme is disputed. The nursery rhyme was written and illustrated by Sarah Catherine Martin mainly to amuse her sister's children. The poem was first told at her sister's house and were inspired by an old housekeeper of her sister's house, who lived in a cottage on their property after giving up work. Like other 19th century rhymes, Old Mother Hubbard is a song that refers to the general poverty in England at the time.

Maker:

Devonmoor

England

circa 1930

Model #:

Mother Goose Tea Set

character jug

Size:

medium

Height:

3 1/4"

Old Mother Hubbard character jug - Devonmoor circa 1930
Old Mother Hubbard character jug - Devonmoor circa 1930
Old Mother Hubbard character jug - Devonmoor circa 1930
Old Mother Hubbard character jug - Devonmoor circa 1930
Old Mother Hubbard character jug - Devonmoor circa 1930
Old Mother Hubbard character jug - Devonmoor circa 1930
Old Mother Hubbard character jug - Devonmoor circa 1930
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