Twelvepence a Head Jug

Twelvepence a Head Jug

Catalogue No: J006

£ 475.00

Description:

An English Creamware jug with a satirical print relating to the introduction of a new tax on a Hog's Head of 'Beer, Ale, Perry or Syder' A rhyme on drinking away your worries on the rear.

 

Circa 1790

 

Approx - 7 inch (180mm) tall.

 

In very good overall condition, nibbles to base and a restored spout.

 

For more information on the origin of the 'Twelvepence a head' tax, see;

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=x9sb0hlD9jsC&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq=twelvepence a head&source=bl&ots=rKDipVRWVm&sig=aokH1Z1kYvDFzlTfUOAQdF4MQsE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiLxqvpj6LXAhXsD8AKHQQeC9QQ6AEISzAL#v=onepage&q=twelvepence a head&f=false

 

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