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Eglinton Tournament Jugs

The Eglinton Tournament took place on 28-30 August 1839 at Eglinton Castle in Ayrshire. It was a re-enactment of a medieval joust and revel and attracted 100,000 spectators.

 

William Ridgway, Son, & Co.

Eglinton ~ Stone

 

Eglinton ~ Stone

The size "6" jug is 240mm tall, 194mm from lip to handle, and 163mm broad. Stone coloured earthenware.

Eglinton jug stone top

Eglinton jug stone left side

Eglinton jug stone lip

Eglinton jug stone right side

Eglinton jug stone handle

Eglinton jug stone base

Eglinton jug stone marks

The impressed mark reads: "Published by / W. RIDGWAY, SON, & Co. / HANLEY, / September 1, 1840".
The impressed "6" is the number in a potter's dozen, indicating a large jug. The impressed circle is probably a tally mark.

Photos © Angela Grant 2019

 

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Eglinton ~ Greenish grey

The jug is 248mm tall, 194mm from lip to handle, 161mm broad. Greenish grey coloured earthenware.

Eglinton jug green-grey top

Eglinton jug green-grey left side

Eglinton jug green-grey lip

Eglinton jug green-grey right side

Eglinton jug green-grey handle

Eglinton jug green-grey base

Eglinton jug green-grey marks

The impressed mark reads: "Published by / W. RIDGWAY, SON, & Co. / HANLEY, / September 1, 1840".
The impressed "6" is the number in a potter's dozen, indicating a large jug. The impressed cross is probably a tally mark.

Photos © Angela Grant 2019

 

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