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Mug: C.110-1933

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory
Engraver: Hancock, Robert (Transfer-print)




Soft-paste porcelain mug, transfer-printed underglaze in blue wuth Chinese scenes.

Soft-paste porcelain, thrown, transfer-printed underglaze in blue. The mug is of tall cylindrical shape, with grooved strap handle. The mug is printed on one side with 'La Pêche', the reverse with 'La Promenade Chinoise'.

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.8 cm
Width: 11.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-04-05) by Valentine-Richards, A. V., The Rev


18th Century, second half
George III
Circa 1770 - 1775


The two scenes were based on 'La Pêche' and 'La Promenade Chinoise' designed by Jean-Baptiste Pillement, engraved by P.C. Canot, which appeared in 'Livre de Chinois', c. 758, but are in reverse from the originals.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
presumed steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.110-1933
Primary reference Number: 34347
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 20 October 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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