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Mug

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1843 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed in underglaze black

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    3641-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 31, shelf 7

Physical description

Mug of lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed with in underglaze black on one side with a half-length portrait of Brunel, the engineer of the Thames Tunnel, and on the other side with a view of the tunnel. Cylindrical with a foliated loop handle. Below the view of the Tunnel is inscribed '1,200 feet long, 76 feet below high water mark, was 8 years building & cost £446,000. Opened the 25th day of March, 1843.'.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)

Date

ca. 1843 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed in underglaze black

Marks and inscriptions

'Commemorating the opening of Marc Brunel's Thames Tunnel in 1843'

'SIR J. M. BRUNEL F.R.S., Engineer of the Thames Tunnel'
Inscribed on the portrait

'1,200 feet long, 76 feet below high water mark, was 8 years building & cost £446,000. Opened the 25th day of March, 1843.'
Inscribed below the tunnel

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm, Diameter: 9.8 cm

Descriptive line

Mug of lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed in underglaze black, Staffordshire, ca. 1843.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Doran, Susan. Royal River. Power Pageantry and the Thames. London: Scala Publishers Ltd. 2012. 209p, ill. cat. no. 172. ISBN 978-1-85759-700-4

Labels and date

Mug
Made in Staffordshire, about 1843
Commemorating the opening of Marc Brunel's Thames Tunnel in 1843

Lead-glazed earthenware

3641-1901 Jermyn Street Collection [23/05/2008]

Materials

Lead glaze; Earthenware

Techniques

Transfer-printed; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Portrait; Tunnel

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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