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Mug: C.78-1997

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: unidentified English pottery


  • Mug
  • child's mug or coffee can



Yellow-glazed earthenware, bat-prnted in red, and banded in silver (platinum) lustre

Yello-glazed earthenware, bat-printed in red, and banded in silver (platinum) lustre. Cylindrical with slightly recessed base and angular handle. On the front there is a man seated on a rock, extending his right hand towards a tree. Below are the words 'FOR INNOCENCE AND TRUTH'. Below the rim there is a band of silver lustre, and on the top and back of the handle strokes of lustre.


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

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.3 cm
Width: 7.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-10-13) by Rylands, G.H.W.


Early 19th Century
George III
George IV
Circa 1815 CE - 1825 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( red) platinum lustre
Base Diameter 5.6 cm

Materials used in production

yellow Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Below print on front
  • Method of creation: Printed in red
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.78-1997
Primary reference Number: 76049
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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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