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Mug: C.2044-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Westerwald pottery




Stoneware, with applied moulded decoration, painted with manganese-purple and cobalt blue, and salt-glazed. The pear-shaped mug has a wide neck and a loop handle. On the front, in an octagonal panel flanked by branching stems scratched into the body and terminating in applied formal flowers and buds against a blue ground, is a half-figure of Queen Mary II of England with the legend: 'MARIA. D. G. MAG. BRIT. FRANC. ET. HIB. REGINA' (Mary, by the Grace of God, Queen of Great Britain, France, and Ireland).


History note: Sotheby's, 5 June, 1905, lot ; Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 16 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th Century
Circa 1689 - 1694


Queen Mary II reigned with her husband, William III, from 1689 until her death from smallpox in 1694.

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Components of the work

Deoration composed of smalt ( produced by fusing cobalt with an alkali, usually potash, and sand, grinding to a powder and mixing with water)
Decoration composed of manganese-oxide
Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Around the image of Queen Mary
  • Method of creation: Moulded in relief
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2044-1928
Primary reference Number: 73044
Old object number: 2261
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 20 September 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 20 September 2022

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

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