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Transfer-printed earthenware jug supporting Charles William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, in the Yorkshire election of 1807. The inscription reads: 'He that calls here / Shall have this full of Beer / That gave Milton / A Plumper'. The inscription encourages electors both to vote for Viscount Milton and not to give their second vote to another candidate ('plumping').

The Fitzwilliam Museum; Accession number: C.1130-1928

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Candidate: Charles William Wentworth Fitzwilliam
Constituency: Yorkshire
date: 1807
Election: May-1807
keyword: Ceramics
keyword: Jug
maker: Probably Don Pottery (factory), Swinton
materials: Lead-glaze Earthenware
place: Swinton
place: York
place: Yorkshire