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Uncle Tom's Cabin Jugs

The illustrations on the jug were conceived from the story of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, published in 1852.

 

E. J. Ridgway & Abington

Uncle Tom's Cabin ~ Green-grey

 

Uncle Tom's Cabin ~ Green-grey

The jug is 193mm tall. There is a crack in the handle.

Uncle Tom's Cabinn jug green-grey top

Uncle Tom's Cabinn jug green-grey left side

Haley bids for slaves at a Kentucky sale. The notice on the podium reads: "By Auction / this Day, / A Prime Lot / of healthy / NEGROES."

Uncle Tom's Cabinn jug green-grey lip side

Uncle Tom's Cabinn jug green-grey right side

Eliza, carrying Harry, is chased on to the ice floes on the Ohio River by the slave trader Haley.

Uncle Tom's Cabinn jug green-grey handle side

On the handle a slave in chains prays to heaven.

Uncle Tom's Cabinn jug green-grey base

Uncle Tom's Cabinn jug green-grey marks

The cartouche reads:
"Published by / E. RIDGWAY & ABINGTON, / HANLEY / January 1, 1853."
The impressed "12" is the size of the jug, and refers to the number in a potters' dozen.
The other mark is probably a moulder's tally mark.

Photos © Angela Grant 2018

 

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