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Toy mug: C.491-1928

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Object information

Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)

Description

White salt-glazed stoneware

Off-white salt-glazed stoneware, thrown. Cylindrical with slightly waisted sides, and loop handle with an upward kick at the lower end

Notes

History note: Lady Harvey; Mr Stoner, London, who gave it to Dr Glaisher on 17 June 1912

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.7 cm
Width: 4.6 cm

Relative size of this object

4.6 cm3.7 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II or George III
Circa 1745 - 1770 1770

Note

Miniature tableware was produced by salt-glazed stoneware potters as children's toys.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface: composed of salt-glaze Body:

Materials used in production

White stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.491-1928
Primary reference Number: 75275
Old object number: 3547
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 24 October 2021 Last processed: Saturday 20 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Toy mug" Web page available at: http://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/75275 Accessed: 2021-11-27 13:17:37

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