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Uncle Tom Cobley character jug - Widecombe Pottery circa 2000

Uncle Tom Cobley character jug produced by Widecombe Pottery of Widecombe, England, circa 2000. 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. A Widecombe-Devon signpost forms the handle of the jug.

Maker:

Widecombe Pottery

England

circa 2000

Model #:

Widecombe Fair Series

character jug

Size:

medium

Height:

4"

Uncle Tom Cobley character jug - Widecombe Pottery circa 2000
Uncle Tom Cobley character jug - Widecombe Pottery circa 2000
Uncle Tom Cobley character jug - Widecombe Pottery circa 2000
Uncle Tom Cobley character jug - Widecombe Pottery circa 2000
Uncle Tom Cobley character jug - Widecombe Pottery circa 2000
Uncle Tom Cobley character jug - Widecombe Pottery circa 2000
Uncle Tom Cobley character jug - Widecombe Pottery circa 2000
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