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Mug: C.20-1995

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Unknown
Perhaps Unknown (Painter)

Description

Creamware painted in black enamel with a pseudo-coat-of-arms for John Wilkes and an inscription

Cream-coloured earthenware with yellowish lead-glaze, painted in black enamel. Cylindrical, tapering slightly towards the top, with recessed base and reeded handle with pronounced 'kick'. Immediately below the rim, and about .6 cm up from the base there is a row of rouletted beading. The front is decorated with a pseudo coat-of-arms incorporating the words 'Habeas Corpus' and 'Mag./Char', supported by a cat and a cock and surmounted by a helmet and cap. Below is the motto 'PRO REGE LEGE ET GREGE'. Above is a panel enclosing the words 'ARMS granted to JOHN WILKES Esq./the Assertor of British freedom. By Liberty/King at Arms.'. On each side of the panel, extending to the handle is a border of diaper work.

Legal notes

Given by Professor and Mrs Frank Goldby

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Leeds ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1995) by Goldby, Frank, Professor and Mrs

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George III
Circa 1763 CE - 1770 CE

Note

Attribution uncertain, probably Staffordshire or Yorkshire, possibly painted in Leeds

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( black) Base Diameter 10.8 cm

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing : Cream-coloured earthenware with yellowish lead-glaze, painted in black enamel.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Habeas Corpus
  • Location: On the coat-of-arms
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Mag./Char
  • Location: On the coat-of-arms
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: PRO REGE LEGE ET GREGE
  • Location: On the coat-of-arms
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: ARMS granted to JOHN WILKES Esq./the Assertor of British freedom. By Liberty/King at Arms.
  • Location: On panel
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.20-1995
Primary reference Number: 73017
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 January 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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