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Mug: C.1584-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

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

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed, and painted in blue. Cylindrical with a low skirt and very slightly recessed flat base, and an applied strap handle of oval section with a pinched terminal. The exterior is decorated on the front with a man giving a purse to a woman who holds out her apron to receive it. The figures are flanked by rococo style scrollwork with above, an oval medallion held up by putti, enclosing the name 'JANE/LANCHESTER', and below, a smaller oval medallion enclosing the date '1752'. On the left side there is a man carrying a basket in a landscape with a tree beside the handle, and on the right side, a woman carrying a basket in a landscape with a tree beside the handle. The back of the handle is decorated with strapwork.

Notes

History note: Harold Davis, London, from whom bought on 1 October 1928 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.6 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

Dating

18th Century, Mid
George II
Production date: dated AD 1752

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze
buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JANE/LANCHESTER
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 1752
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1584-1928
Primary reference Number: 72263
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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