This is an election jug made in favour of William Hill who successfully won the 1796 Parliamentary Election in Shrewsbury.
Jug: The Corporation and William Hill by Caughley Porcelain Manufactory, 1796
© Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
- Height: 22 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,600 ( Total: £2,800)
- Acquired in:
- Mercury Antiques
This was a closely fought election campaign between William and his brother John Hill and was dubbed a 'family contest ... sprung from a pique' and the brothers attempted to buy votes with ale, food and more. Shrewsbury acquired the election jug for John Hill with the help of the Art Fund in 1965.