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Mug

  • Place of origin:

    Westerwald (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Salt-glazed stoneware, thrown and turned; stamped, incised and painted decoration, luted handle

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Barbara Morris

  • Museum number:

    C.9-2005

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 52, shelf 2

Physical description

Globular 'gorge'-shaped mug with low turned cylindrical foot and cylindrical neck, and loop handle protruding aboe rim. The front of the mug has a moulded or stamped circular medallion, with royal monogram 'GR' above a winged cherub's head and below a crown, and this is surrounded by a sunburst and a stylised symmetrical pattern of leaves incised in the clay and painted in cobalt blue.

Place of Origin

Westerwald (made)

Date

ca. 1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Salt-glazed stoneware, thrown and turned; stamped, incised and painted decoration, luted handle

Dimensions

Height: 13.4 cm maximum, Diameter: 10.2 cm diameter

Descriptive line

'Gorge' or globular mug, salt-glazed stoneware with cobalt blue decoration and royal monogram 'GR' surmounted by a crown, made for the British market in Westerwald, ca. 1770

Production Note

Made for export to Britain.

Materials

Salt glaze; Stoneware

Techniques

Thrown; Turned; Stamped; Incised; Painted; Glazed

Categories

Stoneware; Tableware & cutlery; Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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