English pearlware pottery jug commemorating “Hunt and Liberty”, circa 1819

Henry “Orator” Hunt (6 November 1773 – 15 February 1835) was a British radical speaker and agitator remembered as a pioneer of working-class radicalism and an important influence on the later Chartist movement. He advocated parliamentary reform and the repeal of the Corn Laws. He was the primary speaker at Peterloo. The pro universal suffrage rhyme on the back comes from a poem by John Dryden, the first Poet Laureate. I have not fond this poem on any other pieces connected with Orator Hunt. The print of Hunt is a doctored print of Bainbridge the 1812 war American Captain, hence the American flag.

Height: 4 ¾”

Condition: Two small rim chips restored

Antique pottery pearl ware historical ceramic 19th century



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