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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 145

Mug

ca. 1763 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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'.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Soft-paste porcelain, thrown and turned, transfer-printed in red enamel
Brief Description
Mug, soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in red enamel by Sadler and Green in Liverpool, blank made by Worcester porcelain factory, England, about 1763.
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'.
Dimensions
  • Height: 15.2cm
  • Diameter: 10.8cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'I. Sadler' (Printer mark, transfer-printed in overglaze red enamel)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mr Wallace Elliot
Object history
Provenance: London, Christies, 08/12/1925.



The portrait of Queen Charlotte was copied from a mezzotint by Thomas Frye.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
C.50-1938

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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