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Mug

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1761 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hancock, Robert (engraver)
    Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Herbert Allen

  • Museum number:

    C.451-1935

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 5, shelf 3

Physical description

Mug of soft-paste porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel. Cylindrical in shape and with a ribbed handle. Printed with a bust of Queen Charlotte on the front and with the name 'Q. CHARLOTTE' below it. Above is a cupid flying with a crown and a laurel branch. On one side is a figure of Minerva, and on the other is Venus teasing Cupid by holding his bow out of his reach.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

ca. 1761 (made)

Artist/maker

Hancock, Robert (engraver)
Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel

Marks and inscriptions

'Q. CHARLOTTE'
Engraved below the bust

Dimensions

Height: 12.1 cm

Object history note

The bust is after a portrait drawn and engraved by James McArdell, published in 1762, shortly after the marriage of the Queen to King George III.

Descriptive line

Cylindrical mug of soft-paste porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel, engraving by Robert Hancock, Worcester porcelain factory, Worcester, ca. 1761

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Enamel

Techniques

Transfer-printed

Subjects depicted

Bust; Laurel

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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