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Mug: C.1583-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: unidentified London pottery (Probably)
Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with a man leading a little girl and an inscription

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue, and reddish-brown. Cylindrical with a slight skirt and recessed base, with an applied strap handle of oval section with pinched termina. The exterior is decorated with a man leading a little girl through a landscape, with above, 'MARY TURNER AGD 2 YEARS/14 DAYS SEPr 2 1752' (r raised). The back of the handle is decorated with strapwork and three buds or leaves. The rim is banded in reddish-brown


History note: Christie's. 21 February, 1918, Catalogue of porcelain, declorative furniture, old Brussels tapestry, lot 170; bought for £12.12s.0d. by Mr Stoner who sold it the same day for £15 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher FRS. Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: dated AD 1752

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze
buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: r of SEPr is raised

  • Text: MARY TURNER AGD 2 YEARS/14 DAYS SEPr 2 1752

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1583-1928
Primary reference Number: 72262
Old object number: 4209
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 21 April 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

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

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