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Mug: C.509-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)

Description

White salt-glazed stoneware with scratch-blue floral decoration

Off-white stoneware, thrown and turned, with dark scratch-blue decoration, applied handle, and salt-glaze. Cylindrical with a turned band round the rim, and two above the slightly splayed base; the strap handle has longitudinal lines on the edges, and pinched lower terminal. The font is decorated with an incised design of three stylized flowers with striated petals on a spray of foliage with curling tendrils coloured with dark cobalt blue

Notes

History note: Acquired from an unidentified owner near Bristol by Bowden, Wardour Street, London, from whom purchased for £3 on 20 June 1903 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 9.9 cm
Height: 15 cm
Width: 10.9 cm

Relative size of this object

10.9 cm15 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
Circa 1750 CE - 1770 CE

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt Surface composed of salt-glaze Body

Materials used in production

White stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.509-1928
Primary reference Number: 75340
Old object number: 2124
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 3 November 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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