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Mug: C.90-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory
Hancock, Robert




Soft-paste porcelain mug, transfer-printed with genre scenes in black enamel.

Soft-paste porcelain mug, transfer-printed in black. The cylindrical mug has a slightly flared lip, and ribbed strap handle, standing on a low, flattened footring. It is transfer-printed on one side with 'May Day', and on the reverse with 'The Milkmaids' by Robert Hancock.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 36.8 cm
Length: 12.7 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 III
Circa 1762 - Circa 1765

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( black)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in black

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.90-1918
Primary reference Number: 32907
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 May 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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