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Mug: C.3105-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Coalport Porcelain Factory (Factory)
Rose, John (Proprietor)


Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, painted in red, green, blue, purple and pink enamels with scattered flowers and the monogram CB.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, painted in red, green, blue, purple and pink enamels. The cylindrical mug has a ribbed and scaled loop handle, with heart-shaped thumbpiece and kick terminal. It is inscribed with the monogram CB in flowing pink script on a ground dotted with floral sprigs, the rim with a blue line border.


History note: Bought by Mr S Fenton at the sale of the Merton Thoms Collection, Christie, Manson & Woods, 11th February 1910, lot 179, £1 11s 6d, on behalf of Dr Glaisher.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Measurements and weight

Height: 8 cm
Height: 3 1/8 in
Width: 11 cm
Width: 4 5/16 in

Place(s) associated

  • Coalport ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Beginning of 19th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1800 : The same shape was used by John Rose after 1799, in conjuction with his characteristic heavy hybrid hard-paste body, of which this may be an example. See documentation, Godden, 1969.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, green, blue, purple and pink)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, painted in red, green, blue, purple and pink enamels with scattered flowers and the monogram CB

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: CB
  • Location: Front
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Monogram

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3105-1928
Primary reference Number: 74386
Old object number: 3152
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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