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Mug

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1758-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sadler, John, born 1720 - died 1789 (printer)
    Shaw's Brow pottery - Samuel Gilbody (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Herbert Allen

  • Museum number:

    C.658-1935

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case F, shelf 3

Physical description

Mug of soft-paste porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel with the Arms of the Honourable Society of Buckinghamshire. Cylindrical in shape with a scrolled loop handle. The arms consist of a shield of rococo form charged with a stag, with a plough as crest, and two huntsmen as supporters. Below in a small medallion is Aesop's fable of the Bundle of Sticks, enclosed by the inscription 'UNANIMITY IS THE STRENGTH OF SOCIETY'. The whole composition is supported on a rococo framework with ribbons bearing the words 'WE OBEY' [twice], 'FREEDOM WITH INNOCENCE' and 'INDUSTRY PRODUCETH WEALTH'. On either side are winged figures of Fame and Justice.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)

Date

ca. 1758-1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Sadler, John, born 1720 - died 1789 (printer)
Shaw's Brow pottery - Samuel Gilbody (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel

Marks and inscriptions

'UNANIMITY IS THE STRENGTH OF SOCIETY'
Inscribed

'WE OBEY' [twice], 'FREEDOM WITH INNOCENCE' and 'INDUSTRY PRODUCETH WEALTH'
Inscribed on ribbons

'Sadler, Liverpool'
Signature

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm, Diameter: 7.6 cm

Descriptive line

Mug of soft-paste porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel, printed by J. Sadler, Shaw's Brow pottery, Samuel Gilbody's factory, Liverpool, ca. 1758-1760.

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

Hillis, Maurice. Liverpool Porcelain, 1756-1804. 2011, pl. 7.55 and 14.3

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Enamel

Techniques

Transfer-printed

Subjects depicted

Scrolls; Arms

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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