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Mug: C.108-1950

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory
Engraver: Billinge, Thomas (Probably)
Painter: Frye, Thomas (After)




Soft-paste porcelain mug, transfer-printed onglaze in black with a bust of Queen Charlotte.

Soft-paste porcelain mug, transfer-printed onglaze in black. The cylindrical mug is slightly flared at the foot and rim, and has a ribbed strap handle. It stands on a flattened footring. The mug is printed with a bust of Queen Charlotte flanked on either side by rococo scrollwork supporting a ribbon, which reads CHARLOTTE QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN.


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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.5 cm
Length: 9.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


18th Century, Mid#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1763


The print is after a portrait in oils attributed to Thomas Frye (1710-62), and taken from a mezzotint by him of 1762. The copper plate for the transfer-print was probably engraved by Thomas Billinge of Liverpool. It also occurs with the signature 'I.Sadler, Liverpool'.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( black)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitc Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.108-1950
Primary reference Number: 36813
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 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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