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  • Place of origin:

    Lambeth High Street (probably, made)
    Vauxhall (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lambeth High Street pottery (manufacturer)
    Vauxhall pottery (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case E, shelf 5

Physical description

Mug of tin-glazed earthenware, painted. The interior has two low temperature over-glaze gilt lines enclosing linked gilt wreath motifs. The handle has gilt leaves and berries. The exterior is covered with powdered blue and with gilt dots with the exception of five reserved panels, four of which enclose gilt flower sprays, while the fifth has a gilt monogram within a wreath of flowers and berries. The monogram may be L or S and N or V or some combination. The upper rim is in gilt. Body colour: Buff. Glaze: Greenish white.
Shape: Handle of flattened oval section with pointed lower terminal. The base is of glass. (Alphabetic shape codes as used in appendix to Archer. Delftware. 1997)

Place of Origin

Lambeth High Street (probably, made)
Vauxhall (possibly, made)


ca. 1790 (made)


Lambeth High Street pottery (manufacturer)
Vauxhall pottery (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed: See Below


Height: 12.9 cm, Diameter: 10.1 cm

Object history note

Hubert Gould, Lucas & Co. Ltd., London. Purchased from Newman and Newman (Antiques) Ltd., London, 1958.
Exhibited: Rijksmuseum, No: 167.

Descriptive line

Mug of tin-glazed earthenware, painted, probably made by Lambeth High Street pottery or possibly Vauxhall pottery, London, ca. 1790

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

Archer, Michael. Delftware: the tin-glazed earthenware of the British Isles. A catalogue of the collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: HMSO, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997. ISBN 0 11 290499 8
Massey, Roger. Later London delftware 1780-1810. English Ceramics Circle Transactions Volume 23, 2012, pp127-142. Illustrated fig. 25, 134p. This item is used to illustrate gilding as a diagnostic for late London delftware. Note 14 refers to a Garry Atkins catalogue, An Exhibition of English Pottery, 2007 which includes a rare tile with gilded decoration.


Tin glaze; Earthenware


Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Leaves; Dots; Berries; Flowers


Delftware; Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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