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Mug

  • Place of origin:

    Longton (made)
    Liverpool (printed)

  • Date:

    1758-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Longton Hall porcelain factory (manufacturer)
    Sadler and Green (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain transfer-printed in black over the glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:784-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case E, shelf 2

Physical description

Mug of soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in black over the glaze with the bust portrait of Major General Wolfe. Barrel-shaped with a scrolled loop handle. The bust is flanked by rococo scrollswork supporting two trophies of arms, funeral monuments and flags. Two of the flags are inscribed with the names of Wolfe's engagements 'Louisbourg' and 'Quebec'.

Place of Origin

Longton (made)
Liverpool (printed)

Date

1758-1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Longton Hall porcelain factory (manufacturer)
Sadler and Green (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain transfer-printed in black over the glaze

Marks and inscriptions

'Louisbourg'
Inscribed on the flag

'Quebec'
Inscribed on the flag

'J. Sadler, Liverpool'
Signature on the print

Dimensions

Height: 9.2 cm, Diameter: 7.6 cm

Object history note

Made of commemorate Wolfe's victory and death at Quebec in 1759.
Acquired as Liverpool porcelain
Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Dr Thomas, Chester, for £5 5 shillings in January 1870

Descriptive line

Mug of soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in black over the glaze with the bust portrait of Major General Wolfe, probably made at the Longton Hall porcelain factory, printed at Sadler and Green, Liverpool, 1758-1760.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Transfer printed; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Flags; Scrollwork; Trophies; Bust

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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