Creamware pottery mug printed in red with a rhyme about Merry Andrew, circa 1780

“Merry’s my temper _ Andrew is my name, Who has not hear of Merry Andrews fame, A fame though short, his purpose briefly fits, Who turns and shifts and lives upon his wits, Thus one fool lolls his tongue out at another, And shakes his empty noodle at his brother.” Merry Andrew is defined in British dictionaries as a joker, clown, or buffoon, 17th century origin that is lost in the past.

Height: 4 ⅞”

Condition: Base chips and a hairline restored



SKU: 81925 Category: