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Mug: C.118-1932

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain mug, transfer-printed with military motifs onglaze in black.

Soft-paste porcelain mug, transfer-printed onglaze in black. Baluster-shaped, standing on a footring; reeded loop handle. On one side, 'The King of Prussia, Frederick the Great'. Above, to the left is a putto holding out a laurel wreath. Below, under scrollwork, the date '1757'. On the front is a military trophy with three flags inscribed 'Reisburg Prague Collin'; 'Welham Rossbach Breslan'; and Neumark Lissa Breslan'. Signed below with an anchor, 'RH' in monogram and 'Worcester'. On the other side Fame blowing two trumpets.


History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 4 5/8 in
Width: 5.0 in

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932-05-10) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


18th Century, Mid#
George II
Circa 1757 CE - 1760 CE


Breslan in the inscription should be Breslau

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of black

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
staetitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'RH' in monogram and 'Worcester', above is an anchor

  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 1757
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 'Reisburg Prague Collin'; 'Welham Rossbach Breslan'; and 'Neumark Lissa Breslan'
  • Location: On the flags
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.118-1932
Primary reference Number: 33144
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 15 August 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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