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Mug: C.84-1933

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain mug, painted in 'famille-rose' style with the so-called 'Beckoning Chinaman' pattern onglaze in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain mug, painted onglaze in red, yellow, green, blue, turquoise, purple and pink enamels. The cylindrical mug has a very slightly flared rim, ribbed strap handle, and flattened footring. It is painted in 'famille-rose' style with the 'Beckoning Chinaman' pattern, with a bird in flight above, and a trailing oriental flower spray on the reverse.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. A.V. Valentine-Richards

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.5 cm
Width: 10 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933) by Valentine-Richards, A. V., The Rev


18th Century, Mid#
George II
Circa 1752 - 1758

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green, blue, turquoise, purple and pink)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, painted onglaze in red, yellow, green, blue, turquoise, purple and pink enamels

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.84-1933
Primary reference Number: 34111
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 4 June 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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