I have a "thing" for these early Sunderland lustre pitchers. The sayings on them harken back to a gentler time .....
This is an early Sunderland Pitcher with a poem on both sides. On one side we have my favorite; "A little health, a little wealth, A little house with freedom And at the end a little friend With little cause to need him".
And on the other side, we have one of William Cowper's most quoted poems; interestingly enough, it was written specifically to be used as an epitaph: "Like crowded forest trees we stand, And some are mark'd to fall; The axe will smite at GOD'S command, And soon shall smite us all." Crowded is misspelled on this jug as crowed.
The pitcher stands 5" tall and is 5.75 across. There is overall crazing to the glaze and there are several hairlines on the handle but none go through. No chips or repairs.
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Thanks for taking a look !
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