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Mug: C.11-1993

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Yorkshire Pottery




Pearlware, moulded and painted underglaze in blue. Cylindrical with deeply recessed base and ear-shaped handle with slightly projecting thumbrest and upward kick at the lower end. The sides are moulded with a continuous floral spray, 'WINCHESTER.MEASURE WARRANTED' between horizontal bands, and groups of wavy vertical lines. There are wide blue bands round the rim and base, two narrow bands flanking the inscription and one below the vertical lines. Down the back of the handle there ae four groups of three strokes separated by dots.


History note: Unknown before donor, Dr. J.A. Tait

Legal notes

Given by Dr J.A. Tait

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.9 cm
Width: 11 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1993-03-01) by Tait, J. A., Dr


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1785 CE - 1820 CE


Probably made in Yorkshire. A creamware mug marked BRAMELD from the Swinton Pottery, Yorkshire has WARRANTED** WINCHESTER above the base. It is similarly fluted and decorated with a vine stem, leaves and flowers round the top, but has an angular handle

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze, slightly blue Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On exterior of body
  • Method of creation: Integrally moulded with body
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.11-1993
Primary reference Number: 71368
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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