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Mug: C.3125-1928

Object information


Lowestoft Porcelain Factory (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

Relative size of this object

10.7 cm11 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
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: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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