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Mug: C.3125-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Lowestoft Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain mug, decorated with flower sprays in onlglaze polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain mug, painted in red, pink, purple, yellow and green enamels. The cylindrical mug flares slightly at the foot and has a scrolled strap handle with kick terminal. It is painted on one side with an overflowing cornucopia of flowers, the reverse with a bouquet and scattered sprigs. The inside rim is banded with alternate scrolls and flowerheads.


History note: Bought from the Merton Thoms Collection, sold Christie's. 11th February, 1910, part of lot 187, £5 15s 6d.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.0 cm
Width: 10.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, Late
George III
Production date: circa AD 1780

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3125-1928
Primary reference Number: 38350
Old object number: 3157, vol. 10
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 December 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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