Public: Cylindrical tankard made of cream coloured earthenware and transfer-printed in overglaze in black with verse, fruiting grapevines and a figure of a man smoking and drinking, picked out in green overglaze enamel. Private: Cylindrical tankard with slightly spreading foot, plain loop handle and deep recessed base. Transfer-printed in overglaze black on side opposite handle, with verse reading 'With my Pipe and my Pot. and a Chearful old Friend, / The remainder of my Days I cou'd happily spend: / At the follies of those that repine I wou'd Laugh; / And with my Bacchalian Friends my liquor will quaff.', within border of fruiting grapevines. Portly figure of a man above verse with long pipe in one hand, jug and tankard on table to right, barrel inscribed 'PORTER' to left. Row of four bottles beneath verse, each inscribed 'GENEVA', 'CONIAC', 'BRANDY' and 'RUM'. Grapevine and rim of barrel picked out in green overglaze enamel, black enamel band to rim. Pale cream coloured earthenware body with fine, slightly greenish, glaze.
across handle: 14.8cm
Place of creation
Bequeathed by Thomas Tylston Greg
© Manchester Art Gallery