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Mug: C.81-1997

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Yellow-glazed earthenware with lustred decoration

Yellow-glazed earthenware decorated with silver (platinum) lustre. Cylindrical with recessed base and loop handle. Decorated on the side with a resist pattern comprising nine vertical sprays of paired leaves, alternating with rows of spots beween wide horizontal bands of lustre. There is a wide reserved yellow band round the lower edge of the mug, and a reserved stroke down the back of the handle. The interior, base, and inside of th handle are not lustred.


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: 6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th century
Circa 1815 - 1825

Components of the work

Decoration composed of platinum lustre ( silver) Rim Diameter 6.1 cm
Whol Width 7.8 cm

Materials used in production

yellow Lead-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the o is attached to the middle of the B

  • Text: Bo joined
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in black enamel
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.81-1997
Primary reference Number: 76142
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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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