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Mug: C.26-1997

Object information


Colin Haxby Haxby Pottery (Production)
Frost, Terry (Designer)


Earthenware, printed onglaze in black and red, with an abstract geometrical design.

Earthenware, moulded, printed onglaze in black and red. Broad cylindrical mug with strap handle. Decorated on the outside with an abstract geometrical design of large spots, curved lines and triangles with slightly curved lines.


History note: Sims Gallery, 22 Fore Street, St. Ives, Cornwall.

Legal notes

Given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11.0 cm
Height: 10.7 cm
Width: 14.9 cm

Relative size of this object

14.9 cm10.7 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Diss ⪼ Norfolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


20th century
Production date: circa AD 1978

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black and red)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Printed onglaze : Earthenware, moulded, printed onglaze in black and red.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Terry Frost
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: In black enamel
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.26-1997
Primary reference Number: 73809
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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