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Mug: C.299-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Unknown




Slipware mug with silver mounts, the upper part slip-trailed with the initials 'DN' and date '1716'

Buff eathenware, thrown, decorated with combed and trailed dark brown and cream slip, and lead-glazed. Bell-shaped with a small strap handle, and silver mounts with scalloped edges on the rim and foot, the latter more deeply scalloped than the upper mount. The lowr part is alternately combed and feathered. Above this there is a horizontal brown band with white spots, the initials 'DN' between pairs of vertical brown lines with white spots, the date '1716 and above, a brown band with white spots below the rim


History note: Unidentified vendor; Frank Partridge, London, from whom purchased for £35 on 24 September 1925 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge.

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.9 cm
Width: 11.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 17th Century
George I
Production date: AD 1716 : dated; the mounts are probably later

Components of the work

Interior And Exterio composed of lead-glaze ( base unglazed)
Decoration composed of slip ( brown and white appearing yellow)
Mounts composed of silver
Rim Diameter 9.4 cm

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: The initials are between two pairs of vertical lines

  • Text: D N 1717
  • Location: On upper part of outside
  • Method of creation: Slip-trailed in dark red-brown and white
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.299-1928
Primary reference Number: 74273
Old object number: 4662
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 January 2017 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

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

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