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Mug: C.1086-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Dawson & Co.

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Description

Creamware, transfer-printed onglaze in black and painted in polychrome enamels

Creamware, thrown and turned, transfer-printed onglaze in black and painted in blue, green, yellow, pink, red, and black enamels. Cylindrical with a turned band above the base and strap handle. Decorated on the front with a sailing ship flying the red ensign encircled by a laurel wreath, outside the lower edge of which are the words ' DAWSON & Co' and 'LOW FORD'. Below the ship is a rectangular panel with a red frame enclosing the words 'May Peace with Plenty/On our Nation smile/& Trade with Commerce/bless the British Isle'. Extending to the left of this are flowers, fruit and foliage with above them the tower and spire of St Nicholas Church (now the Cathedral) and the castle, and to the left of them a figure symbolizing Peace, standing on a fluted column labelled PEACE on a red ribbon. Extending to the right of the panel are similar flowers, fruit and foliage with above the masts of ships flying the royal standard, and to the right of them a figure symbolizing Plenty standing on a fluted column labelled PLENTY on a red ribbon. A thick black horizontal band runs round the rim, and two narrow black bands run round the top of the turned band below the decoration.

Notes

History note: Sidebotham collection; Sheldon collection; probably Cyril Andrade; Puttick & Simpson, London, 10 October 1919, part of lot 72; bought for £3.0.0. by Mr Stoner on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15 cm
Width: 15.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Sunderland ⪼ County Durham ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

19th Century, Early#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1800

Note

John Dawson (1760-1848) was operating the South Hilton or Low Ford Pottery from 1799, and was later assisted by his sons, Thomas (1796-1839) and John (1798-1832). A jug with similar decoration is in Sunderland Museum.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black) enamel ( blue, green, yellow, pink, red, and black)
Surface composed of lead-glaze
Base Diameter 10.7 cm
Body

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: DAWSON & Co LOW FORD
  • Location: On front below laurel medallion
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printed in black
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: May Peace with Plenty/On our Nation smile/& Trade with Commerce/bless the British Isle
  • Location: On front below laurel medallion
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printed in black
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: on red ribbon

  • Text: PEACE
  • Location: On fluted column on left
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printed in black
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: on red ribbon

  • Text: PLENTY
  • Location: On fluted column on right
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printed in black
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1086-1928
Primary reference Number: 71291
Old object number: 4121
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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