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Harvest jug

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Harvest jug

A Harvest jug is a type of jug made from slipware, with decoration carved through stained clay layers.[1] They are named for their use to carry ale or cider at harvest time.[1][2]

The technique for carving the decoration is known as sgraffito, from the Italian for 'scratched'.[1]

They are traditional in the south-west of England, especially the ports of Barnstaple and Bideford in north Devon and Donyatt in Somerset.[1] They are still made.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Harvest jug".  
  2. ^ a b "Inside Out (South West)". 2012-02-06. BBC. Retrieved 2012-02-06.
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