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  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1982 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Prince William Pottery Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    White Earthenware with opaque white glaze

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

White Earthenware, cylindrical mug with opaque white glaze and a loop handle. The design is a cartoon style drawing of a British sailor at the bows of the battle-ship 'HMS Brittania' with aircraft overhead, a large union Jack planted on an island where Argentinean runs away; with the caption 'GO GET 'EM LADS!' and 'The British Task Force' Printed in red and light and dark-blue

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)


ca. 1982 (made)


Prince William Pottery Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

White Earthenware with opaque white glaze

Marks and inscriptions

in relief on the base

'Prince William Pottery Co. England Exclusive Edition'
on sticky label by the handle


Height: 9.5 cm, Diameter: 8.1 cm, Height: 11.2 cm with handle

Object history note

Catalogued in the sale as 'Sun' mug, presumable meaning the Sun newspaper

Descriptive line

Mug, made by Prince William Pottery Co. ca. 1982, Staffordshire

Labels and date

Gallery 76, case 23; label until 20/3/2015
Mugs With Messages
Mugs are the traditional drinking vessels
of workers and have been made in their
millions. Invery many different ways they
have been decorated and embellished to
become tools of propaganda, calls to action
and symbols of unity. The act of raising a
mug to the lips directly connects the user's
character and values to the sentiments
expressed on it. This is a selection of British
mugs designed with activism in mind.

Printed earthenware [20/3/2015]


White earthenware; Glaze

Subjects depicted

Islands; Figure, Male; Sailor; Aircraft; Ship; Union Flag


Ceramics; Earthenware; Drinking; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares


Ceramics Collection

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