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  • Railway Signalman Jug c.1835 - click on image to enlarge
  • Railway Signalman Jug c.1835 - click on image to enlarge
  • Railway Signalman Jug c.1835 - click on image to enlarge
  • Railway Signalman Jug c.1835 - click on image to enlarge
  • Railway Signalman Jug c.1835 - click on image to enlarge
  • Railway Signalman Jug c.1835 - click on image to enlarge
  • Railway Signalman Jug c.1835 - click on image to enlarge
  • Railway Signalman Jug c.1835 - click on image to enlarge
  • Railway Signalman Jug c.1835 - click on image to enlarge
  • Railway Signalman Jug c.1835 - click on image to enlarge
  • Railway Signalman Jug c.1835 - click on image to enlarge
  • Railway Signalman Jug c.1835 - click on image to enlarge
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Railway Signalman – Low Lights Pottery. North Shields, c.1835 SOLD

A creamware jug decorated with the verse: “Here’s to the wind that blows..etc“;  a West view of the Iron Bridge and beneath the spout, a hand painted portrait figure of an early railway signalman, or railway policeman waving a red flag for danger.

In the early days of railway signalling, in the 1830′s and 40′s red, yellow and green flags were used by “policemen” to show drivers how to proceed.  A red flag was shown for the first five minutes after a train had departed. If a train arrived after 5 minutes, a yellow caution signal was shown to the driver. The figure is attired with a top hat and blue uniform, typical of the early dress of the railway police. The jug was probably comissioned as a retirement gift to such a person.

The decoration is typical to that of the Low Lights Pottery, North shields, by Cornfoot, Carr & Patton, c.1835.The date of the jug is of this period as the transfer of the bridge view is particulary clean and crisp.

The jug has damage, a crack running down one side and round and along a short way on the inside of the base. This would suggest a weakness in the throwing rings. There is also a chip to the underside of the spout and a small chip to the outside surface about 1 cm from the end of the line “…wind that blows”.

The body, ironically is very clean, the colours and transfers, bright.

The height of the jug to the heighest point of the spout is 7 ⅛ inches ; 18 cms.

The crack has been stabilised.

This jug has formed part of my personal collection from the last twenty years.

Price: SOLD

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