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Mug: C.70-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




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

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
George II
Circa 1754 - 1758


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

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

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: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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