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Mug

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)
    Liverpool (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 (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:

    414:1102-1885

  • 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 with a flat loop handle and the rim is outlined in red. On the front is a round medallion printed in black and roughly painted over in red, blue, yellow and green enamels with a coat of arms (a ship's hull with five flags; in chief gules a lion rampant on a cross argent) surrounded by leafy scrolls from which are suspended two medallions with a beehive and a wheatsheaf respectively, and a wreath enclosing clasped hands, and an eagle. The crest is a sun's face and below is a scroll inscribed 'FRIENDLY SOCIETY OF SHIPWRIGHTS'. Above are painted in black with the names 'James and Mary Corbin'.

Place of Origin

England (made)
Liverpool (printed)

Date

ca. 1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

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

Marks and inscriptions

'FRIENDLY SOCIETY OF SHIPWRIGHTS'
Inscribed on the scroll

'James and Mary Corbin'
Painted

Dimensions

Height: 15.9 cm, Diameter: 9.8 cm

Descriptive line

Mug of earthenware transfer-printed in black enamel and painted over the glaze, England, printed in Liverpool, ca. 1780.

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Transfer printed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Flag; Eagle; Medallions; Scrolls; Lions (animals); Arms

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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