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Mug

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (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:

    414:553-1885

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Mug of porcelain, cylindrical in shape and with a loop handle, and transfer-printed in black enamel with a bust portrait of Colonel John Manners, Marquis of Granby, and flanked by figures of Fame and Mars, and above it is a cupid with a laurel wreath, and Fame has a trumpet and a laurel branch, and Mars is seated and fully armed with a spear and shield.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

ca. 1760 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm, Diameter: 10.5 cm

Object history note

The engraving is from a plate by Hancock, and the bust portrait is copied from an engraving by Richard Houston, published in 1760, after a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. The mug was formerly thought to commemorate the victory at Minden in 1759, however Errol Manners has convincingly suggested that the Marquis's fame dates from his victory at the Battle of Warburg, 1st August, 1760.
Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Wareham, London, for £10 in July 1870

Descriptive line

Mug of porcelain, cylindrical in shape and with a loop handle, and transfer-printed in black enamel, and print engraved by Robert Hancock, made by Worcester porcelain factory, Worcester, ca. 1760.

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

Manners, Errol. A Documentary ‘Girl-in-a-Swing’ Seal and other considerations on the porcelain of Charles Gouyn’s factory. English Ceramics Circle Transactions, Volume 18, part 3, 2004, pp 398-407. Illustrated fig. 7, p. 402. The Marquis of Granby seal illustrated fig. 10 was probably made after the Marquis's victory at the Battle of Warburg, 31st July 1760, thus extending the factory's period of production to that year or the following one. This mug is illustrated fig. 15, p. 406.

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Transfer-printed

Subjects depicted

Body armour; Laurel wreaths; Trumpet; Shield

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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