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Mug: C.1283-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Pottery: Rotherhithe Pottery (Probably)
Pottery: Pickleherring Pottery (Probably)

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware mug, the underside of which is slightly concave with a low, narrow, recessed foot. The handle is twisted, with a protruding terminal that is square ended. The body is decorated with vertical rows of bosses, which were pushed outwards. The glaze is white, and the underside is almost wiped clean of the glaze.

Notes

History note: Robert Drane, Cardiff; sold Sotheby's, 3 July 1916, lot 358, bought by Mr Stoner for Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridgei

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.5 cm
Width: 17.2 cm

Relative size of this object

17.2 cm21.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 17th century
Commonwealth
Circa 1650 CE - 1660 CE

Note

Tin-glazed earthenware potteries were operating at Montague Close, and Pickleherring in Southwark, and at Rotherhithe, at the time that this mug is likely to have been made, and of these Rotherhithe or Pickleherring seem the most likely for its manufacture.

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Components of the work

Body

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1283-1928
Primary reference Number: 71727
Old object number: 4092
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 15 January 2019 Last processed: Monday 26 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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