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Mug celebrating the Armistice of 1918: C.39-2007

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Mug celebrating the Armistice of 1918

Maker(s)

New Chelsea Porcelain Company (Factory)

Description

Bone china, transfer-printed in black, enamelled and gilt.

Bone china, transfer-printed in black and enamelled in blue, green, yellow, pink, red, and black. Cylindrical with a loop handle with thumb spur on top. Decorated on one side with a battle ship titled below '1914 H.M.S. IRON DUKE 1918', with above, a laurel wreath enclosing ‘FOR/HONOUR/AND LIBERTY’ with three allied flags on each side, and above, yellow sun rays and 'VICTORY'. On the other side is a laurel and oak wreath with a pink bow at the bottom, enclosing a yellow rope circle around the words ‘WAR DECLARED/ MIDNIGHT/AUGUST 4TH 1914/ARMISTICE SIGNED/5 A.M./ NOV. 11TH 1918'. There are gold lines on the sides of the handle and down its back. Inside near the top is a print of an aeroplane.

Notes

History note: Uncertain before donor

Legal notes

Given by Duncan Robinson, MA

Measurements and weight

Height: 7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Longton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-10-08) by Robinson, Duncan

Dating

Early 20th century
George V
Circa 1918 CE - 1919 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black) enamel ( blue, green, yellow, pink, red) Rim Diameter 7.4 cm
Handle-rim Width 10.2 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: VICTORY FOR/HONOUR/AND LIBERTY and VICTORY.'
  • Location: On front of mug
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printed in black
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: the THs of 4TH and 11TH are raised and underlined

  • Text: WAR DECLARED/ MIDNIGHT/AUGUST 4TH 1914/ARMISTICE SIGNED/5 A.M./ NOV. 11TH 1918
  • Location: On back of mug
  • Method of creation: Transer-printed in black
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: the os of Ro and No are raised

  • Text: ENGLAND an anchor CHELSON/CHINA/RoNo 642987
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 2102
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue enamel
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.39-2007
Primary reference Number: 157292
Entry form number: 978
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 20 November 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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