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  • Place of origin:

    Bristol (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bristol porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr Wallace Elliot

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 12, shelf 7

Physical description

Mug of hard-paste porcelain, bell-shaped with contracted mouth and reeded loop handle. Painted in enamel colours with a peacock and other exotic birds and plants; gilt rim and scrollwork on the handle.

Place of Origin

Bristol (made)


ca. 1775 (made)


Bristol porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords, in underglaze blue


Height: 13.3 cm, Diameter: 10.2 cm

Object history note

London, Christies, 28/04/1914. From the Trapnell Collection.

Descriptive line

Mug, hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt, Bristol porcelain factory, Bristol, about 1775


Hard paste porcelain; Enamel


Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Scrollwork; Birds; Peacocks; Plants


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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