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Mug: C.6 & A-1911

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Spode




Bone china, painted in polychrome enamels and gilt

Bone china, painted in blue, green, yellow, pink, red, and purple enamels, and gilded. The cylindrical mug has a D-shaped strap handle with a thumb-piece at the top. The cover is slightly domed and has a globular knob. The exterior of the mug is decorated with three arrangements of mixed flowers reserved in a gold scale pattern ground. There is a broad gold band round the base, and another round the rim, and the back of the handle is gilded overall. The cover is decorated to match with a gold band round the edge and a gold knob.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs James Bedford

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.4 cm
Height: 9.7 cm
Width: 10.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911-02-10) by Bedford, James, Mrs


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1790 CE - 1820 CE


Pattern number 882 was probably introduced before 1804.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Bone china, moulded, glazed and painted in polychrome enamels and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SPODE 882
  • Location: On base of mug
  • Method of creation: Painted in red
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6 & A-1911
Primary reference Number: 40608
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 12 June 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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