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Railway Mug: C.1153-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Railway Mug




White earthenware transfer-printed in mauve under lead-glaze. Cylindrical with a projecting moulding round the lower edge, and a rounded ear-shaped handle. The exterior is printed with a view at Edge Hill and the inscription 'ENTRANCE TO THE LIVERPOOL & MANCHESTER/RAILWAY'. On the other side there is a an engine drawing a passenger carriage and a truck piled high with barrels. Below there is greensward and flowering plants, and a couple walking towards the right.


History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD 1830

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Accession number: C.1153-1928
Primary reference Number: 71424
Old object number: R.2220
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 27 February 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

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

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