Changing hands

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Originally posted on Ancient Cypriot art in Leeds:

I have previously written about the Cypriot jug owned by Mr Joseph Hall of Kirkstall, and given to the Museum in 1957 by his daughter, Mrs Ethel Stott (as far as I know, no relation to Miss F.L. Stott).

Trefoil-mouthed oenochoe © Leeds Museums and Galleries

Trefoil-mouthed oenochoe
© Leeds Museums and Galleries

This jug came with a copy of a letter from its previous owner, whom I have now identified as Mr William Henry Verity (1841-1911). His father, Matthew Verity, was a cloth manufacturer, and William followed him into the business. When Matthew Verity died in 1877, he left his sons shares in the Victoria Mill – a ‘scribbling’ (carding) mill in Bramley – and stalls in the Coloured Cloth Hall in Leeds.

The Coloured Cloth Hall, Leeds. From 'The History of Leeds' by William Boyne, 1877.  © www.leodis.net

The Coloured Cloth Hall, Leeds. From ‘The History of Leeds’ by William Boyne, 1877.
© http://www.leodis.net

William Verity served on the Committee of the Fine Art Department of the great Yorkshire Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures

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