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  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1990 (designed)
    1990 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Coloroll (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with printed decoration and glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Oliver Watson

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Earthenware mug of standard mug form, with straight-sides and a symmetrical handle. Glazed black and with images printed in gold, silver and white. White clouds, two gold air force men and a Spitfire aeroplane, and silver light beams. The following is written in gold: "The RAF Benevolent Fund’s Battle of Britain 50th Anniversary Appeal", and at the bottom "Designed by the Mitchell High School".

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)


ca. 1990 (designed)
1990 (manufactured)


Coloroll (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with printed decoration and glazed

Marks and inscriptions

'The RAF Benevolent Fund’s Battle of Britain 50th Anniversary Appeal'
Written in gold

''Designed by the Mitchell High School''
Written in gold at the bottom

'Made in England' [in relief]


Width: 10.3 cm, Height: 9 cm

Object history note

Part of a large collection of mugs acquired in 1991. It aims to illustrate the various uses of the 'Mug as bearer of message' over the past decade.

Descriptive line

Mug, glazed earthenware with printed decoration, manufactured by Coloroll, England, ca. 1990.


Earthenware; Glaze


Printed; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Air forces; Aeroplane; Clouds


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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