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Mug: C.11-1993

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Yorkshire Pottery

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Description

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.

Notes

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

Relative size of this object

11 cm9.9 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th or early 19th century
George III
Circa 1785 CE - 1820 CE

Note

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
Body

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze, slightly blue Lead-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WINCHESTER.MEASURE WARRANTED
  • Location: On exterior of body
  • Method of creation: Integrally moulded with body
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.11-1993
Primary reference Number: 71368
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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