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Mug: C.1198-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Vauxhall Pottery




Salt-glazed stoneware with brown dip, and applied reliefs of a deer hunt, George II and Queen Caroline, a beefeater and trees. Inscribed ‘I G 1731’ Silver mount engraved ‘L/IM 1761, H/CM 1782, JSM 1800, ERP 1836’


History note: Montague Guest Collection. Mr S.G. Hewlett, a schoolmaster, from whom purchased via a Mr Hemming, of Little Br near Tunbridge Wells, for £12 on 30 October 1928

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J.W.L.


18th Century, second quarter#
George II
Production date: dated AD 1731


The initials and dates on the silver mount are presumably those of later owners up to 1836

School or Style

Vauxhall (Type A)

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Upper Part composed of slip ( ferruginous)
Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

grey-buff Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Grey-buff stoneware, with applied moulded decoration, incised inscriptions, brown dip, and salt-glaze

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Montague Guest
  • Location: On base
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1198-1928
Primary reference Number: 138427
Old object number: 5103
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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