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Mug: C.70-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Worcester Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain mug, painted with Chinese scenes in onglaze polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain mug, thrown, painted in onglaze yellow, pink, green, blue, grey and brown enamels. The waisted cylindrical mug has a wide spreading base, slightly flared rim, and a grooved strap handle with kick terminal. It is painted in famille-rose style with a Chinese lady seated at a table, a further standing figure flanked by a garden seat to one side, and a tall table in the background.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.3 cm
Width: 10.0 cm

Relative size of this object

10 cm9.3 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George II
Circa 1754 - 1758

Note

A note on the original catalogue sheet mentions that Mrs F.L. Dixon thought this mug was 'possibly Bow' in 1922

School or Style

Chinoiserie

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( yellow, pink, green, blue, grey and brown) Body

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.70-1918
Primary reference Number: 32865
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 May 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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