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Mug

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    1757 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hancock, Robert (engraver)
    Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:548-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 5, shelf 6

Physical description

Mug of porcelain, transfer-printed in black enamel, and inverted bell-shaped with a loop handle, and on one side is a half-length portrait of the Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, and above it is a cupid with a laurel wreath, and below it is the title 'KING OF PRUSSIA', and on the other side is the figure of Fame blowing two trumpets, and below the lip is a trophy of arms and inscribed flags with 'Reisberg, Prague, Collin', 'Welham, Rossbach, Breslau', and 'Neumark, Lissa, Breslau', below which is inscribed 'R H Worcester'.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

1757 (made)

Artist/maker

Hancock, Robert (engraver)
Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel

Marks and inscriptions

'Reisberg / Prague / Collin'
Printed on the military trophy within the flag on the left

'Welham / Rossbach / Breslau'
Printed on the military trophy within the flag in the middle

'Neumark / Lissa / Breslau'
Printed on the military trophy within the flag on the right

'R H Worcester'
Inscribed below the military trophy with flags

'KING OF PRUSSIA'
Below the portrait of the King

Dimensions

Height: 13.9 cm, Diameter: 10.8 cm

Object history note

The king's portrait is from a plate by Robert Hancock after a painting by Antoine Pesne

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Bradbeen, Lowestoft, for £10 in April 1869

Descriptive line

Mug of porcelain, transfer-printed in black enamel, and inverted bell-shaped with a loop handle, and print engraved by Robert Hancock, and made by Worcester porcelain factory, Worcester, 1757.

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Transfer-printed

Subjects depicted

Laurel; Flags; Trumpet

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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