Fieldings Crown Devon
Height 20 cm
On the bottom internal side: "Crown Devon. Fieldings/Made in England/R.N. 755789"
Ceramic pitcher with curved nose, on round base and a handle in the form of a fox. The pitcher is richly decorated with relief and painting, a hunting scene is on one side, the words from the song about John Peel with his portrait and personal signature is on the other: John Peel / D'ye ken John Peel with his coat so gay, / D'ye ken John Peel at the break o'the day; / D'ye ken John Peel when he's far, far a-way. / With his hounds and his horn in the morning? / For the sound of his horn brought me from my bed, / And the cry of his hounds which he of time led, / Peel's "View, Halloo!" could awaken the dead, / Or the fox from his lair in the morning. Below: 1776.1854. Musical movement is started by the handle, activated by the lever in the bottom.