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Mug: C.86-1933

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain mug, transfer-printed onglaze in black.

Soft-paste porcelain mug, transfer-printed onglaze in black. Slightly waisted cylindrical body with reeded loop handle. Decorated on one side with 'The King of Prussia, No. 2', dated '1757' and inscribed 'KING OF PRUSSIA'; on the front with a military trophy, the flags of which are inscribed with the names of Frederick's victories,. 'Reisberg./Prague./Collin.', 'Welham./Rosbach./Breslan', and 'Neumark./Lifsa./Breslaw.'. with below at the left an anchor, 'RH' in monogram and 'Worcester'; and on the other side with 'Fame No. 1', an angel blowing two trumpets and flying towards the trophy.


History note: Unknown before testator, the Rev. A.V. Valentine-Richards

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. A.V. Valentine-Richards

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.4 cm
Width: 10.0 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-04-05) by Valentine-Richards, A. V., The Rev


Mid-18th Century
George II
Production date: circa AD 1757

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of black printing colour

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: RH
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Monogram
  • Text: Worcester
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Text: The King Prussia, No. 2
  • Location: On mug
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Text: Fame No. 1
  • Location: On mug
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.86-1933
Primary reference Number: 34153
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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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