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Mug

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware transfer-printed in black enamel and painted over the glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1106-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 9, shelf 5

Physical description

Mug of earthenware transfer-printed in black enamel and painted over the glaze. Cylindrical in shape and with a flat loop handle. On the front is a print painted over in red, yellow, blue and green and inscribed 'AN EAST VIEW OF LIVERPOOL LIGHT HOUSE AND SIGNALS ON BIDSTON HILL'. Various flags on each side of the lighthouse are numbered one to fifty-eight and below it is a list with names of shipowners and types of ships corresponding to the numbers. Underneath these is the inscription 'Mr. Thompson's a Red Flag over a White one on Mr. Wilding's Pole / For more that four Vessels of one kind a flag on the proper Staff / N. Formby Channel Distress-S. Rock Channel Distress.'.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)

Date

ca. 1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware transfer-printed in black enamel and painted over the glaze

Marks and inscriptions

'AN EAST VIEW OF LIVERPOOL LIGHT HOUSE AND SIGNALS ON BIDSTON HILL'.
Inscribed on the front of the print

'1. Mr. Clark's / 2. Mr. Layland's / 3. Mr. Dawson's / 4. Mr. Watt's / 5. Mr. Humble's / 6. Mr. Fisher's / 7. Mr. Bolton's / 8. Mr. Ingram's / 9. Mr. G. Hall's / 10. Mr. Ashton's / 11. Mr. Blackburn's / 12. Mr. Kenyon's / 13. Mr. Bent's 14. / Mr. Moss's / 15. Mess. Blackhouse & R. / 16. Mr. Dickson's / 17. Mess. I. & T. Hudson's / 18. Mess. Tarlton & Riggs / 19. Mess. Brown & Forbes's / 20. Mess. Nielson & H. / 21. Mess. G. &. H. Brown's / 22. Mess. J. &. R. Myers / 23. Mr. Copland's / 24. Mess. Earles. / 25. Mr. R. Fisher's / 26. Mr. Ward's / 27. Mr. Staniforth's / 28. Mr. Wilding's / 29. Mr. Brook's / 30. Mr. Rigby's / 31. Mr. Rateliffe's [sic] / 32. Mess. Hayhurst & Co. / 33. Mess. Boates & S. / 34. Mr. Birch's / 35. Greenland Ship's / 36. Ships / 37. Men of War / 38. Brigs / 39. Snow's / 40. Enemies / 41. Mr. Gregson's / 42. Mess. Breeze & Co. / 43. Mr. Bostock's / 44. Mess. Byrne & Co. / 45. Mr. Tomlinson's / 46. Mr. Chorley's / 47. Mess. Tarleton & B. / 48. Dublin Packet's / 49. Mess. Lake's / 50. Mr. Benson's / 51. Mr. Jackson's / 52. Mr. Kewley's / 53. Mr. Barton's / 54. Mr. Mason's / 55. Dublin Traders / 56. London Cheese Ship / 57. Mess. Harper & B. / 58. Mr. Beckwith's'
List of names of shipowners and types of ships that correspond to the flags on the mug.

'Mr. Thompson's a Red Flag over a White one on Mr. Wilding's Pole / For more that four Vessels of one kind a flag on the proper Staff /N. Formby Channel Distress-S. Rock Channel Distress.'
Underneath the list of shipowners and ships

Dimensions

Height: 8.9 cm, Diameter: 7.3 cm

Descriptive line

Mug of earthenware transfer-printed in black enamel and painted over the glaze, Liverpool, ca. 1800.

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Transfer printed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Flags; Ships; Lighthouse

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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