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Mug: C.454-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Elers Brothers




Red dry-bodied stoneware, slip-cast, turned and decorated with mould-applied reliefs (sprigs). Cylindrical with two horizontal mouldings dividing the sides into two zones in each of which is a chrysanthemum spray, flanked on the upper zone by two snails, and on the lower by one snail and a small dancing man, known as a 'Merry Andrew'. The narrow area above the upper rib is undecorated. On one side the mug has a loop handle.


History note: Edward Sheldon, 12 St Paul's Road, Kersal, Salford, Manchester; purchased from him, on 12 May 1925 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bradwell Wood ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late
William III (1750-1702)
Production date: circa AD 1695

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Materials used in production

red Stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.454-1928
Primary reference Number: 75161
Old object number: 705
Old object number: 4596
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 25 April 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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