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Mug

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)
    Liverpool (transfer-printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1763 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Billinge, Thomas, born 1741 - died 1816 (engraver)
    Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)
    Sadler and Green (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, thrown and turned, transfer-printed in red enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr Wallace Elliot

  • Museum number:

    C.50-1938

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 12, shelf 2

Physical description

Cylindrical beer mug of soft-paste porcelain with strap handle, transfer-printed in red with a portrait of Queen Charlotte framed on each side and below with elaborate rococo scrollwork and flowers, with a lion and a unicorn and the royal shields of arms, and the inscription, 'Charlotte Queen of Great Britain'; signed 'I. Sadler Liverpool'.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)
Liverpool (transfer-printed)

Date

ca. 1763 (made)

Artist/maker

Billinge, Thomas, born 1741 - died 1816 (engraver)
Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)
Sadler and Green (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, thrown and turned, transfer-printed in red enamel

Marks and inscriptions

'I. Sadler'
Printer mark, transfer-printed in overglaze red enamel

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm, Diameter: 10.8 cm

Object history note

Provenance: London, Christies, 08/12/1925.

The portrait of Queen Charlotte was copied from a mezzotint by Thomas Frye.

Descriptive line

Mug, soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in red enamel by Sadler and Green in Liverpool, blank made by Worcester porcelain factory, England, about 1763.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Enamel; Glaze

Techniques

Thrown; Turned; Transfer-printed; Glazed

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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