A ceramic jug made by Devonmoor pottery. The jug features a man leading a white horse with six men riding on it in the direction of Widecombe. The scene is thought to represent the Devon folk song about a man called 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.”
The condition of the jug is in keeping with its age. There is crazing visible on the jug.
Made in England in the early twentieth century.
H: 18.2cm W: 23.5cm D: 16cm