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Mug

  • Place of origin:

    London (painted)
    Caughley (made)

  • Date:

    1809 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, Thomas, born 1782 - died 1821 (decorator)
    Coalport Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs Catherine M. Baxter

  • Museum number:

    C.10-1966

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 17, shelf 8

Physical description

Mug, cylindrical with gilt handle, the exterior painted with a broad central band of anthemion ribbon feather, rose and leaf motifs, in a palette of iron red, orange, puce, green, lilac and gilding; the borders with a geometric and leaf design in gilding; the front with monogram 'TB' in gilding; the base inscribed in red enamel 'December th6 1809'.

Place of Origin

London (painted)
Caughley (made)

Date

1809 (dated)

Artist/maker

Baxter, Thomas, born 1782 - died 1821 (decorator)
Coalport Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

The front with monogram 'TB' in gilding
The initials T.B. are thought to stand for the decorator Thomas Baxter, from whom the late husband of the donor was descended.

The base inscribed in red enamel 'December th6 1809'

Dimensions

Height: 7.8 cm, Diameter: 8.0 cm

Descriptive line

Mug, porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt by Thomas Baxter in London, probably made by Coalport Porcelain Factory, England, dated 1809.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Foliation (pattern); Geometric patterns; Roses

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares; Drinking

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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