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Mug: C.1212-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Lambeth Pottery

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Description

Salt-glazed stoneware with brown dip, impressed ‘Simon Heaselwood/Ship/Woolpitt’, and excise or ale-measure mark WR crowned

Grey-buff stoneware, thrown, and turned, with freckled brown dip on the upper part, impressed inscription, and salt-glaze. Cylindrical, with turned bands above the base, applied strap handle with slight longitudinal depression, and slight kick at lower end. The upper parts of the body and handle are dipped brown, and on the front impressed in separate type is the inscription, 'Simon Heaselwood/Ship/Woolpitt'. To the left of the handle near the top is the circular impressed excise mark WR crowned.

Notes

History note: John Beazor, 33 Regent Street, Great Yarmouth, from whom purchased on 22 August 1922 for £3.10s by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge/

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Early 19th Century
Circa 1815 CE - 1830 CE

Note

Presumably made for the Ship Inn, Woolpit between Bury St Edmund’s and Stowmarket, Suffolk. A Simon Hazelwood christened at Woolpit in 1786, may have been the owner of the mug.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Upper Part composed of slip ( dip)
Surface composed of salt-glaze
Body
Inscription

Materials used in production

grey-buff Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WR crowned
  • Location: On side
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Excise mark
  • Text: Simon Heaselwood/Ship/Woolpitt
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Impressed in separate type letters
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1212-1928
Primary reference Number: 71569
Old object number: 3889
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 26 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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