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Wedgwood majolica ale jug, Shakespearian 'Caterer' inscription, 1867

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Wedgwood majolica caterer jug designed by Frederick Bret Russel, moulded in relief with majolica coloured glazed decoration incorporating bands of green glazed oval cabochons enclosed within bands of script, reading 'What tho my cates be poor take them in good part, may you have better cheer but not with better heart.' - an excerpt taken from Shakespeare's 'The Comedy of Errors' Act 3, Scene 1.

Various impressed marks including WEDGWOOD & date code for 1867,
registration triangle also for 1867,
modellers monogram 'BR'
Size: 24.5cm
Only 1 left

Availability: In stock

Condition: small rim repair at 'WHAT'
References: The middle English word 'cates' means choice dainty food and is used to describe especially purchased delicacies as opposed to home made food.

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