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Mug: C.1344-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Probably Norfolk House (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed greenish-white, and painted in blue. The mug has a bulbous lower part, a cylindrical neck, and an applied handle of oval section with an applied rolled lower terminal. The underside is slightly concave. The body is encircled by a long label inscribed 'GOD:BLESS:KING:WILIAM &:MARY:REX' and edged by a line and a scalloped line. Round the upper neck there is a border of long and short thick strokes.

Notes

History note: Christie's, 26 May, 1910, Catalogue of porcelain; porcelain objects of art, decorative furniture, part of lot 79; bought for 11 guineas including commission by Mr Stoner on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.5 cm

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 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt) Body

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware greenish-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: GOD:BLESS:KING:WILIAM &:MARY:REX
  • Location: On exterior
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1344-1928
Primary reference Number: 71842
Old object number: 3197
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 February 2021 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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