English Majolica Syrup Pitcher by Wedgwood. This seems to have been a popular item for Wedgwood and were made in a wide range of majolica colors and having a variety of pewter lids and finials. The poem is from Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and reads,
'What tho my gates be poor
Take them in good part
Better cheer may you have
But not with better heart'
The exterior colors are cream, brown, and gray. The interior is turquoise.
Impressed WEDGWOOD mark on bottom along with a date code (UZA) for 1872. Height is 8 1/4 inches. There is a hairline rim crack that can be seen in the last two pictures from both the exterior and interior. Otherwise excellent condition.
Wedgwood Majolica Syrup Pitcher with Pewter Lid