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Toy mug: C.457-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




Red dry-bodied stoneware with applied mould-applied reliefs. Cylindrical with thin sides and an applied rounded loop handle. The exterior is decorated with a vine branch with three leaves and two bunches of grapes. The outlines of the moulds are clearly visible around the motifs.


History note: Lady Harvey (Magdalene Breadalbane, née Pringle) , 19 Marsefield Gardens, South Hampstead, N.W. London; Mr George Stoner, London, who had purchased her collection; given by him in 1912 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 5 cm
Width: 6.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter#
George II or George III
Production date: circa AD 1760 : Glaisher considered that the mug was Elers period

Components of the work


Materials used in production

Red dry-bodied stoneware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label with cut upper corners and red border

  • Text: 3548/small mug/of Elers ware/Given me/June 17 1912
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.457-1928
Primary reference Number: 75167
Old object number: 3548
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 April 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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