Cries of London - Strawberries

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    The picture is called strawberries, ripe Strawberries - Most fruit was sold by the pound, but strawberries were invariably sold by the pottle which was a cone-shaped basket used as a measure. The girl in the painting is holding her supply of strawberries in the basket on her head, while holding some empty pottles in her right hand. When a customer asks for some strawberries, she fills up the pottles from her large basket.

    Although each call was probably quite individual this is one of them;
    Ripe Strawberries ripe, Ripe Strawberries ripe. Six-pence a pottle fine strawberries ripe strawberries...only six-pence a pottle... I have ripe Strawberries ripe, Ripe Strawberries ripe.

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