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Mug: C.1206-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery




Buff stoneware, thrown, with dark brown dip on the upper half of the body and handle, and on the inside of the rim. Cylindrical with a pinched lip at the front, and a strap handle with two longitudinal ridges, and a folded in kick at the lower end. Impressed on the front is the name 'T. Wyatt' over the date '1769'.


History note: Mr Sheldon, St Paul's Road, Manchester from who purchased on 12 May 1925 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.5 cm
Width: 13 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-05-25) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Production date: dated AD 1769


Although described as a mug by Glaisher, this vessel has a pronounced lip, and therefore was probably used as a jug.

Components of the work

Upper Part composed of dip ( brown)
Surface composed of salt-glaze
Base Diameter 8.5 cm
Lower Part

Materials used in production

buff Stoneware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: T, Wyatt/1769
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: WR very faintly
  • Location: On side to left of handle
  • Method of creation: Stamped in oval outline
  • Type: Excise mark

Inscription present: rectangular with cut corners at the top and dark blue line edging on all but the lower edge

  • Text: 4600./Fulham stone-/ware jug, stamped/T. Wyatt/1769/ From the Sheldon/Collection/May 12 1925
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1206-1928
Primary reference Number: 71554
Old object number: 1499
Old object number: 4600
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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