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Mug: C.1471-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Vauxhall Pottery (Probably)
Pottery: Unidentified Lambeth Pottery (Probably)
Pottery: Brislington Pottery (Perhaps)
Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery (Perhaps)




Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue, green, yellow, and red. Cylindrical with an applied strap handle rounded on the outside and with a broad double-pointed terminal. The sides are decorated with rocks, flowering plants and birds in Oriental style. Above there is a border of red and blue trellis diaper interupted by four panels containing a floral spray, and below, a broad blue band between narrow blue bands. The outside of the handle is decorated with a floral spray. The initials and date 'P/DA/1734' are painted in blue on the front below the top border.


History note: Thomas Welch collection; sold Christie’s, 5 February 1909, Catalogue of porcelain, decorative furniture, lot 108; bought for £1 11s. 6d. by Mr Thomas Sutton, Eastbourne from whom bought for a little more by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Vauxhall ⪼ England
  • Lambeth ⪼ England
  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England
  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Second quarter of 18th century
George II
Production date: dated AD 1734


Probably made at either Vauxhall or a Lambeth pottery, or perhaps at Brislington or Bristol

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, and red)
Visible Surfaces composed of tin-glaze ( white)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P/DA/1734
  • Location: On front below top border
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1471-1928
Primary reference Number: 72051
Old object number: 3037
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 16 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

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

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