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Mug

Mug

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (printed)
    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Billinge, Thomas, born 1741 - died 1816 (engraver)
    Wedgwood, Josiah, born 1730 - died 1795 (manufacturers)
    Sadler and Green (transfer-printed)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware transfer-printed in black enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1100-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 19, shelf 3

Physical description

Mug of earthenware transfer-printed in black enamel, and barrel-shaped with a spreading base and mouth, outlined in red, and a scroll handle. To the front is a portrait-bust of William Pitt, afterwards first Earl of Chatham, with military and other trophies among rococo scrolls. On a scrolled ribbon are inscribed 'THE RIGHT HON. WILLM. PITT ESQ.'.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (printed)
Staffordshire (made)

Date

ca. 1765 (made)

Artist/maker

Billinge, Thomas, born 1741 - died 1816 (engraver)
Wedgwood, Josiah, born 1730 - died 1795 (manufacturers)
Sadler and Green (transfer-printed)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware transfer-printed in black enamel

Marks and inscriptions

'THE RIGHT HON. WILLM. PITT ESQ.'
Inscribed on the ribbon

Dimensions

Height: 12.7 cm, Diameter: 8.6 cm

Descriptive line

Mug of earthenware transfer-printed in black enamel, and barrel-shaped with a spreading base and mouth, and a scroll handle, transfer-printed by Sadler and Green, possibly engraved by Thomas Billinge, in Liverpool, made at Josiah Wedgwood's factory, ca. 1765.

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

Stretton, N. Two Liverpool Enggravers: Jeremiah Evans and Thomas Billinge. Antique Collecting XVIII, October 1983. pp. 23-26.
D58
Young, Hilary (ed.). The Genius of Wedgwood. London : Victoria & Albert Museum, 1995

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Transfer printed

Subjects depicted

Scrolls; Portrait; Trophies

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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