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Mug: C.46-1997

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified factory




Yellow-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed in faint dark brown and banded in silver (platinum) lustre

Yellow-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed in faint dark brown and banded in silver (platinum) lustre. Cylindrical wtih a loop handle. Decorated on the front with an elongated octagonal frame decorated with flower heads reserved in a striated ground, enclosing the inscription 'For my dear Boy' with a length of 'rope' below and a lenth of 'rope' and a flower above. The rim is encircled by a lustre band.


History note: Uncertain before donor, G.H.W. Rylands, Litt.D., CBE, CH, King's College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by G.H.W. Rylands in memory of his mother, Betha Wolferstan Rylands

Measurements and weight

Height: 5 cm
Width: 6.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-07-14) by Rylands, G.H.W.


George IV
Circa 1820 CE - 1830 CE


Probably made in Staffordshire or Tyneside

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( faint dark brown)

Materials used in production

yellow Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: For my dear Boy
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printed in faint dark brown
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.46-1997
Primary reference Number: 75187
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 October 2017 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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