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Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug medium - Torquay Pottery circa 1920

Old Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug produced in a medium size by Torquay Pottery of Torquay, England, circa 1920. Uncle Tom Cobley 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:

5"

Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug medium - Torquay Pottery circa 1920
Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug medium - Torquay Pottery circa 1920
Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug medium - Torquay Pottery circa 1920
Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug medium - Torquay Pottery circa 1920
Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug medium - Torquay Pottery circa 1920
Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug medium - Torquay Pottery circa 1920
Uncle Tom Cobleigh character jug medium - Torquay Pottery circa 1920
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