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Mug: C.49-2007

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Lowerdown Pottery




Stoneware with iron-speckled buff glaze, painted in iron-brown and greyish-blue with a stylized plant spray

Stoneware, thrown, with applied handle, with iron-speckled buff glaze, painted in iron-brown and greyish-blue. The mug has a wide base and tapering sides which expand just below the rim. The top of the strap handle is at the narrowest point and its lower end just above the base. The front is decorated with a stylzied plant spray of two leaves and spire-lie flower flanked on each side by two greyish-blue curved stems. There is a broad iron-brown band round the rim with a narrow horizontal band below, and the outside of the handle is also brown. Once part of a coffee set with C.48 & A-2007 and C.50-2007


History note: Unknown before donr

Legal notes

Given by P.H.D.S. Wikramaratna in memory of his brother P.H. Diananda

Measurements and weight

Height: 7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bovey Tracey ⪼ Devon ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-11-19) by Wikramaratna, P. H. D. S.


Third quarter of 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: circa AD 1970


The mark is that of the Lowerdown Pottery run by David Andrew Leach (1911-2005) from 1956 to 2003. Jeremy Leach also worked there from 1970 to 1974 (?) and again from 1983-97/8 and from 2001

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue ( probably) iron
Base Diameter 7.7 cm
Handle-rim Width 9.7 cm

Materials used in production

except base Glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, with applied handle, with iron-speckled buff glaze, painted in iron-brown and greyish-blue

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: L+ in rectangular seal
  • Location: On side near base below handle
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Pottery mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.49-2007
Primary reference Number: 157656
Entry form number: 976
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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