Jug (Pitcher)

  • Title:

    Vicar and Moses

  • Category:

    Ceramics

  • Creator (Role):

    John Wallis (Design inspiration)

    George Alexander Stevens (Inspiration)

  • Place of Origin:

    Probably Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1795-1810

  • Materials:

    Earthenware (creamware); Lead glaze

  • Techniques:

    Thrown, Molded, Extruded, Printed, Painted, Enameled

  • Museum Object Number:

    2015.0024


  • Complete Details



Object Number

2015.0024

Object Name

Jug (Pitcher)

Title

Vicar and Moses

Category

Ceramics

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Judy and John Herdeg

Creator (Role)

John Wallis (Design inspiration)
1714-1793

George Alexander Stevens (Inspiration)

Place of Origin

Probably Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

1795-1810

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Side 1; Printed inscriptions "MOSES" (inverted) and "THE VICAR."
2. Inscription; Side 2; "There was once - it is [s]aid, / When - tis out of my head; - / Aye and where too - yet true is my tale; / That a round belly’d Vicar / Bedimpled with Liquor, / Could [s]tick to no text like good ale. / When the Clerk coming in, / With his band bobbing chin, / [As] Solemn and sniv’ling as may be, / The Vicar he gap’d / The Clerk hem’d and [s]crap’d / Saying, Plea[s]e, Sir, to bury a baby."

Subjects

Religious imagery; Religion associated; Satire; Caricature; Drinking games or tricks

Materials

Earthenware (creamware); Lead glaze

Techniques

Thrown, Molded, Extruded, Printed, Painted, Enameled

Dimensions (inches)

4 (H) , 4.8 (L) , 4 (Diam)

Dimensions (centimeters)

11 (H) , 12.1 (L) , 9 (Diam)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Electronic] Stevens, George Alexander. Songs, Comic, and Satyrical (1782). 07/20/2015 https://books.google.com/books?id=MU0JAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA1&lpg=PA1&dq=Vicar+%22tis+out+of+my+head%22&source=bl&ots=2oyXPbm-I3&sig=a4MTv45wqIQdocYPc65lZ8JToOE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCwQ6AEwBmoVChMI5KH8keXpxgIVzNGACh20JAy9#v=onepage&q=Vicar%20%22tis%20out%20of%20my%20
Poem published in fuller form: pp. 1-6
[Book] Spillman, Jane Shadel. 1981 American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass.
Cup plates showing paired, reversable heads, inscribed "THE WEDDING DAY" and "THREE WEEKS LATER": p. 142, no. 462, male and female double-heads, New England, 1850-70; p. 351, no. 1375, US reproduction, c. 1930s
[Book] Drakard, David. 1992 Printed English Pottery. History and Humour in the reign of George III 1760-1820.
Pair of printed plates (pearlware or creamware) with reversable heads with somewhat related imagery: p. 76, nos. 180, male portrait plate inscribed "PHYSIC" AND "DIVINITY"; no. 181, female portrait plate inscribed "GRANDMAMA" and "MISS."
[Book] Drakard, David. 1992 Printed English Pottery. History and Humour in the reign of George III 1760-1820.
Discussion of Vicar and Moses themes: pp. p. 74-75, illustrating creamware portraying Vicar and Moses themes or bearing related poems.
[Electronic] Poetical Essays in May, 1771, Vicar and Moses (poem). The London Magazine or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer 08/09/2016 https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015021278778;view=1up;seq=308
Vicar & Moses poem: published in The London Magazine or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer, vol. XL, for 1771, pp. 278-79, lengthy version of Vicar and Moses poem.
[Electronic] Stevens, George Alexander. Songs, Comic and Satyrical, Song 1, The Vicar and Moses (poem). George Alexander Stevens 08/09/2016 https://books.google.com/books?id=MU0JAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA1&lpg=PA1&dq=%22Songs,+Comic,+and+Satyrical%22+%22George+Alexander+Stevens%22+vicar+moses&source=bl&ots=2oCQT8j5F5&sig=4W5ffBHknXioQIyVFWGKTdm6fdc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi7-bCE9bTOAhVlLsAKHeScCJIQ6AEIHjAA
Vicar & Moses poem: published in Songs, Comic, and Satyrical, Oxford, 1782, pp. 1-6, lengthy version of Vicar and Moses poem.