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Mug: C.164-1918

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Wedgwood




White earthenware transfer-printed in yellow, painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in red, yellow, and apricot enamels. The cylindrical mug has turned horizontal bands at the level of the upper and lower ends of the loop handle, which has vertical reeding down its back. Between the bands is a Japan pattern, and on the rim a narrow border. The turned bands and the reeded area of the handle are apricot.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA


Mid-19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1850


Josiah Wedgwood & Sons

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue ( underglaze) enamels

Materials used in production

White earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : White earthenware transfer-printed in yellow, painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in red, yellow, and apricot enamels

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: A
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 82
  • Method of creation: In red enamel
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.164-1918
Primary reference Number: 11959
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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