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Large Cup & Saucer "God Speed the Plow"

Donor: Lynette and Will Raap
Value: $32

Nice gift for any farmer... perhaps an appreciation gift for the head farmer of your CSA? Perfect size for morning café-au-lait, or, a bowl of chile! The large English porcelain cup and saucer was made by Burgess and Leigh Farmers Arms. This cup has a nice gold strip down the handle. It is full of character with pictures of antique farm equipment. In 3 banners it reads GOD SPEED THE PLOUGH. The reverse has the full poem with wheat sheaves & the "Industry Produceth Wealth" banner.

The poem reads: Let the wealthy and great roll in splendour and state. I envy them not, I declare it. I eat my own lamb, my own chickens and ham. I shear my own fleece and I wear it. I have lawns, I have bowers, I have fruits, I have flowers. The lark is my morning alarmer. So jolly boys now, here's God speed the plough long life and success to the farmer.

This item ends at the Benefit Silent Auction