The name of this pattern comes from the author of the lines of verse tube-lined in the design. “Here with a loaf of bread beneath the bough. A flask of wine a book of verse and thou.” Taken from the translation by Edward FitzGerald of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. This pictorial design with all the script was probably expensive to produce and buy, consequently examples are quite rare.
All the examples seen have been of the 4036 version in the colours listed above, characterised by the blue and scarlet enamelled stitch pairs on the edge and green line. The as yet, unseen, version 4038 has blue and green enamelled stitch pairs on the edge and puce line and finished with a blue glaze.
The design is an unusual one compared with Charlottes other work at Crown Ducal, her only other pictorial patterns with figures being the nursery ware designs. This is an example of Charlotte being inspired by the art she experienced from a life spent surrounded by artistic family and friends. According to Bumpus, her uncles, George Wooliscroft and Louis John had worked on illustrations for a proposed new version of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and so the subject and perhaps even the style of the design was one that she was already familiar with.