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Mug

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:555-1885

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Mug of porcelain, transfer-printed in black enamel, and bell-shaped with a loop handle, and on the front is a bust portrait of King George III and the bust is flanked by figures of Britannia and Fame, and Britannia is represented seated with a spear and shield, and in her left hand is a small statuette of Victory, and Fame is depicted almost nude, blowing a trumpet and holding a second trumpet in her left hand.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

ca. 1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel

Dimensions

Height: 8.6 cm, Diameter: 9.5 cm

Object history note

The bust of King George III is after an engraving by James McArdell, dated 1761, and from a painting by Jeremiah Meyer
Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Thornton, Bristol, for £1 5 shillings in November 1869

Descriptive line

Mug of porcelain, transfer-printed in black enamel, and bell-shaped with a loop handle, made by Worcester porcelain factory, Worcester, ca. 1780.

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Transfer-printed

Subjects depicted

Spear; King; Trumpet; Shield

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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