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Peter Gurney character jug green - Devonmoor circa 1920

Peter Gurney character jug modeled by Joe Vernon and produced in a green colorway by Devonmoor Pottery of Devon, England, circa 1920. Peter Gurney 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:

Devonmoor

England

circa 1920

Model #:

Widecombe Fair Series

character jug

Size:

large

Height:

6 1/4"

Peter Gurney character jug green - Devonmoor circa 1920
Peter Gurney character jug green - Devonmoor circa 1920
Peter Gurney character jug green - Devonmoor circa 1920
Peter Gurney character jug green - Devonmoor circa 1920
Peter Gurney character jug green - Devonmoor circa 1920
Peter Gurney character jug green - Devonmoor circa 1920
Peter Gurney character jug green - Devonmoor circa 1920
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