Antique Blue English Transferware Wedgwood Wesley Open Sugar Bowl - Matches Advertising Prayer teapot
Reproduced in 1908 from a teapot dating to 1761 found in John Wesley's London home, this open sugar bowl is nearly mint (if not). It has a blue floral transfers all around with a calico band on the inside. It matches the teapot sold separately. The matching creamer is for sale asl well.
Condition: no chips, cracks, … wonderful condition!
Sudlows were earthenware manufacturers at Adelaide Pottery, Burslem, Stoke on Trent 1886-1965
John Cennick (12 December 1718 – 4 July 1755) was an early Methodist and Moravian evangelist and hymnwriter. He was born in Reading, Berkshire, England to an Anglican family and raised in the Church of England.
The poem in full (shown on the teapot) reads as follows:
Be present at our table, Lord;
Be here and everywhere adored;
Thy creatures bless, and grant that we
May feast in paradise with Thee.
We thank Thee, Lord, for this our food,
For life and health and every good;
By Thine own hand may we be fed;
Give us each day our daily bread.
We thank Thee, Lord, for this our good,
But more because of Jesus’ blood;
Let manna to our souls be giv’n,
The Bread of Life sent down from Heav’n.
At age nine, he heard his dying aunt proclaim "Last night the Lord stood by me and invited me to drink of the fountain of life freely and I shall stand before the Lord as bold as a lion." The words stayed with him for many years as the focus of his own fear of death and concern for his salvation.
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