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Mug

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760-70 (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:

    414:562-1885

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Mug of porcelain, transfer-printed in black enamel, and cylindrical in shape with a loop handle, and on one side is a print of a youth talking to a milkmaid who is milking a cow and two other cows are in the background, and on the other side is 'The May Day' which consists of three milkmaids dancing to the music of a violin played by a one-legged fiddler, and a man in the background supports a trophy of plate on his head.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

ca. 1760-70 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel

Dimensions

Height: 12.1 cm, Diameter: 8.3 cm

Object history note

The transfer-print is engraved by Robert Hancock. The subject of the panel with the youth talking to a milkmaid who is milking a cow is after an engraving by Luke Sullivan, published in 1759, of 'A View of Woodburn in Surrey'. The painting 'The May Day' is by Francis Hayman. For an engraving of this latter subject by Charles Grignion, see J. Handley, 18th Century English Transfer-Printed Porcelain and Enamels, 1991, cat. 2.42.
Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Thornton, Bristol, for £3 in September 1869

Descriptive line

Mug of porcelain, transfer-printed in black enamel, and cylindrical in shape with a loop handle, and engraved by Robert Hancock, made by Worcester porcelain factory, Worcester, ca. 1760-70

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Transfer-printed

Subjects depicted

Dancing; Man; Cow; Milkmaid; Violin

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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