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Vintage c.1920 Crown Devon Walter Lamonby Robert Burns Lyric Jug Pitcher Tankard
"A Man's a Man for A' That"
Measurements: 6.5" tall x 7.25" wide handle to spout.
Condition: Excellent vintage condition. No cracks, chips, scratches, damage or repairs. Please refer to all photos for this great Used only for private display. Minor crazing and discoloration.
Manufactured: c.1920 Stoke-on-Trent, England
Description: This is a beautiful Vintage c.1920 Crown Devon Walter Lamonby Robert Burns Lyric Jug Pitcher Tankard signed by Walter Lamonby, head artist for Crown Devon, Fieldings England for 40 years. The tankard was hand painted by Lamonby and features the profile of the Robert Burns and his poem song or motto. Walter Lamonby served his apprenticeship at George Jones and Sons, Crescent China and then a period at Aynsley before going to Crown Devon where he was artist in residence and art director for 40 years until his death in 1952. A wonderful character and a great example of Lamonby work.
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A Brief History Of Fieldings Crown Devon
1872. Simon Fielding (born 1827) was employed on the Trentham Hall estate in Staffordshire owned by the Duke of Sutherland where he was an authority on dogs and poultry. His son, Abraham (born 1855), was apprenticed as a colour maker at the Blythe Colour Works. This factory was acquired by Simon Fielding and his son Abraham was put in charge. The company now traded as S. Fielding.
1878. Simon Fielding provided finance to start three pottery men on a manufacturing career. The business was situated at the Railway Pottery at Sutherland Street, Stoke trading both as Hackney, Kirkham & Company and F.Hackney & Company (names of the principal potters). The colour pigments were supplied by the Blythe Colour Mill.
1879/83. The Railway Pottery ran into difficulties but Abraham Fielding paid off the debts and became a potter himself not only running the warehouse and office side but even firing the ovens. Needing to devote more time to this venture, the Blythe Colour Mill was eventually sold to Pigott and Scarratt. The business expanded and new warehouses, workshops and kilns were added and new machinery was installed.
1890. Modern equipment was installed and by 1891 the factory had seven of the largest kilns in the Potteries.
1905. Now five times the original size, S. Fielding & Co. became a limited company. Later this year, Simon Fielding died aged 78 and was succeeded by his son Abraham.
1911. Having used the name Crown Devon for a range of decorations for several years, the name of factory was changed from Railway Pottery to Devon Pottery in response to its popularity.
1913. In April, King George V and Queen Mary visited Stoke-on-Trent and visited a number of potteries including the Devon Pottery.
1917. A gas-fired Dressler tunnel enamelling kiln was installed which had a capacity equal to 34 intermittent kilns and the weekly capacity was increased almost threefold.
1927. Abraham Fielding suffered a heart attack but soon returned to work.
1932. On March 23rd, Abraham Fielding died. He was succeeded by his son, Alec Ross Fielding (born 1880).
1942. As part of the war effort, the Government placed restrictions on decorative wares intended for the home market.
1947. In February, Alec Ross Fielding died. He was succeeded by his son Reginald (born 1907).
1951. On May 16th, a fire destroyed 44,000 square feet of floor space with the decorating, aerographing and printing shops, glost and biscuit warehouses, showrooms and offices being completely gutted. Large stocks of earthenware including a significant quantity of musical novelties were destroyed and the factory was out of commission for five months but the re-building work was not completed until 1957.
1963. Further modernisation was undertaken with two Litherland gas-fired kilns being installed.
1964. Crown Devon took over rival earthenware manufacturer, Shorter & Sons Ltd. Part of the company was sold to Douglas Kitchener Bailey who became joint Managing Director with Reginald.
1967. Reginald Fielding retires and Douglas Bailey acquires the whole company.
1971. In March Douglas Bailey died and Mrs Bailey took over the company.
1976. Mrs Bailey sold the company to The Archibald Bathgate Group, a firm of Accountants based in Liverpool.
1982. December 17th. After losing nearly half a million pounds in the previous two years, the Devon Pottery closed its gates for the last time
Robert Burns Biography:
Robert Burns was born on 25 January 1759 in the village of Alloway, two miles south of Ayr. His parents, Willian Burnes and Agnes Broun, were tenant farmers but they ensured their son received a relatively good education and he began to read avidly. The works of Alexander Pope, Henry Mackenzie and Laurence Sterne fired Burns's poetic impulse and relationships with the opposite sex provided his inspiration. Handsome Nell, for Nellie Kilpatrick, was his first song.
Hard physical labour on the family farm took its toll on the young Burns, who increasingly turned his attentions towards the passions of poetry, nature, drink and women which would characterise the rest of his life. He fathered twins with eventual wife Jean Armour, but a rift in their relationship nearly led to Burns emigrating to the West Indies with lover Mary Campbell (his Highland Mary). Mary's sudden death and the sensational success of his first published collection of verse kept him in Scotland. At just 27, Burns had already become famous across the country with poems such as To a Louse, To a Mouse and The Cotter's Saturday Night.
Related gallery: Reel Blend at Burns Cottage in Alloway.
Related TV programme & clip: The World According to Robert Burns, Episode 1.
Newly hailed as the Ploughman Poet because his poems complemented the growing literary taste for romanticism and pastoral pleasures, Burns arrived in Edinburgh, where he was welcomed by a circle of wealthy and important friends.
Illicit relationships and fathering illegitimate children ran parallel to a productive period in his working life. His correspondence with Agnes 'Nancy' McLehose resulted in the classic Ae Fond Kiss. A collaboration with James Johnson led to a long-term involvement in The Scots Musical Museum, which included the likes of Auld Lang Syne.
Related TV programme & clip: The World According to Robert Burns, Episode 2.
In just 18 short months, Burns had spent most of the wealth from his published poetry, so in 1789 he began work as an Excise Officer in Dumfries (an irony not lost on him) and resumed his relationship with wife Jean. His increasingly radical political views influenced many of the phenomenal number of poems, songs and letters he continued to pen, including such famous works as For a' that and a' that.
The hard work this new job entailed, combined with the toil of his earlier life and dissolute lifestyle began to take their toll on Burns's health. He died on 21 July 1796 aged just 37 and was buried with full civil and military honours on the very day his son Maxwell was born. A memorial edition of his poems was published to raise money for his wife and children.
"Is There for Honest Poverty", commonly known as "A Man's a Man for A' That", is a 1795 Scots song by Robert Burns, famous for its expression of egalitarian ideas of society, which may be seen as expressing the ideas of liberalism that arose in the 18th century, and anticipating those of socialism which arose in the 19th century.
Renowned Scottish folksinger Sheena Wellington sang the song at the opening of the Scottish Parliament in May, 1999. The song was also sung at the funeral of Donald Dewar, the inaugural First Minister of Scotland. It is also known in translations into other European languages, for example the German "Trotz alledem und alledem" by Ferdinand Freiligrath right after the Revolution of 1848 (sung by Hannes Wader as "Trotz alledem").
The words "pride o' worth" appear on the crest of the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
The Old Blind Dogs covered this song on their 2001 album "Fit?" and the Mudmen covered it on their 2012 album "Donegal Danny".
Is there for honest Poverty
That hings his head, an' a' that;
The coward slave-we pass him by,
We dare be poor for a' that!
For a' that, an' a' that.
Our toils obscure an' a' that,
The rank is but the guinea's stamp,
The Man's the gowd for a' that.
What though on hamely fare we dine,
Wear hoddin grey, an' a that;
Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine;
A Man's a Man for a' that:
For a' that, and a' that,
Their tinsel show, an' a' that;
The honest man, tho' e'er sae poor,
Is king o' men for a' that.
Ye see yon birkie, ca'd a lord,
Wha struts, an' stares, an' a' that;
Tho' hundreds worship at his word,
He's but a coof for a' that:
For a' that, an' a' that,
His ribband, star, an' a' that:
The man o' independent mind
He looks an' laughs at a' that.
A prince can mak a belted knight,
A marquis, duke, an' a' that;
But an honest man's abon his might,
Gude faith, he maunna fa' that!
For a' that, an' a' that,
Their dignities an' a' that;
The pith o' sense, an' pride o' worth,
Are higher rank than a' that.
Then let us pray that come it may,
(As come it will for a' that,)
That Sense and Worth, o'er a' the earth,
Shall bear the gree, an' a' that.
For a' that, an' a' that,
It's coming yet for a' that,
That Man to Man, the world o'er,
Shall brothers be for a' that.
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