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Mug: C.125-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory
Painter: Giles, James (Probably)




Soft-paste porcelain mug, painted onglaze in polychrome enamels with a bird amid berried branches.

Soft-paste porcelain mug, painted onglaze with red, pink, brown, green, blue and black enamels. This mug is cylindrical with slightly flared foot, an unglazed shallow flattened footring; it has a ribbed strap handle. It is painted in colours outlined in black with a dishevelled bird standing on a mound, flanked by berried branches, enclosed within a barbed quatrelobed panel, edged with black and red lines; with floral sprays on either side of the handle.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12.0 cm
Height: 12.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England
  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
George III
Circa 1765 CE - 1768 CE


Probably painted in the London atelier of James Giles.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, pink, brown, green, blue and black)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, painted onglaze with red, pink, brown, green, blue and black enamels

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.125-1918
Primary reference Number: 33000
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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