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Small Mug: C.89-1997

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Current Location: In storage


Small Mug


Pottery: unidentified English pottery




Yellow-glazed earthenware decorated with silver (platinum) lustre

Earthenware covered with yellow lead-glaze and decorated wtih silver (platinum) lustre. Cylindrical with a recessed base and loop handle. The sides are decorated in lustre with seven horizontal sprays of leaves between rows of shallow interlacing arcading. There is a horizontal band level with the lower end of the handle and another band round the rim. Down the back of the handle there are seven horizontal strokes or splodges and a long leaf.


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: 6.1 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 platinum lustre
Rim Diameter 4.3 cm

Materials used in production

yellow Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing : Earthenware with yellow lead-glaze and decoration in silver (platinum) lustre

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.89-1997
Primary reference Number: 76300
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Audit data

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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