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Mug: C.1343-1928

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Maker(s)

Probably Norfolk House (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Buff earthenware, thrown with applied handle, tin-glazed and painted in blue; the base has been partly wiped free of glaze. The jug has a bulbous body, a wide cylindrical neck, and an applied handle of D-section. It is decorated in panels on either side with half-length portraits of King William III flanked by the initials W R, and Queen Mary II with M R, separated by scrolls. The outside of the handle is also decorated with scrolls.

Notes

History note: Mrs Meredith collection, Little Massingham Manor, Massingham, Norfolk; sold Christie's, 6 May 1919, Old English pottery and porcelain, Mrs Meridith et al, lot 21; bt fby Stoner for 20 guineas (£24.10s.0d. with commission) on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.8 cm
Width: 10.7 cm
Width: 8.4 cm

Relative size of this object

10.7 cm9.8 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Late 17th Century
William III and Mary II
Circa 1689 CE - 1694 1694 CE

Note

Made in London, probably at Norfolk House, Lambeth, between 1689 and the death of Mary II in 1694

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt) Visible Surfaces: composed of tin-glaze Base: Diameter 5.4 cm
Body: Handle:

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W R
  • Location: On either side of portrait of William III
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Initials
  • Text: M R
  • Location: On either side of portrait of Mary II
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Initials

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1343-1928
Primary reference Number: 71841
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 February 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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