top of page
Peter Davy character jug - Torquay Pottery circa 1920

Peter Davy character jug produced by Torquay Pottery of Torquay, England, circa 1920. Peter Davy is one of the traveling companions mentioned in the Devon folk song "Widecombe Fair" about a man named Tom Pearce, whose horse dies after someone borrows it to travel to the fair in Widecombe with his friends. Its chorus ends with a long list of the people travelling to the fair: "Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney, Peter Davy, Dan'l Whiddon, Harry Hawke, Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all." Some research suggests that the names originally referred to real people.

Maker:

Torquay Pottery

England

circa 1920

Model #:

character jug

Size:

medium

Height:

Peter Davy character jug - Torquay Pottery circa 1920
Peter Davy character jug - Torquay Pottery circa 1920
Peter Davy character jug - Torquay Pottery circa 1920
Peter Davy character jug - Torquay Pottery circa 1920
Peter Davy character jug - Torquay Pottery circa 1920
Peter Davy character jug - Torquay Pottery circa 1920
Peter Davy character jug - Torquay Pottery circa 1920
bottom of page