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Mug

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760-70 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain transfer-printed with black enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Herbert Allen

  • Museum number:

    C.450-1935

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Mug of soft-paste porcelain transfer-printed with black enamel. Cylindrical in shape and with a ribbed handle. On one side is a youth leaning against a tree talking to a girl who is milking a cow, and on the other side is a group of milking maids dancing with a fiddler and a man supporting a trophy .

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

ca. 1760-70 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain transfer-printed with black enamel

Dimensions

Height: 12.1 cm

Object history note

The print of a youth talking to a girl milking a cow is copied from an engraving by Luke Sullivan published in 1759 of 'A view of Woobourn in Surry, the seat of Philip Southcote, Esqr.'. The print of the dancing maids is copied from an engraving entitled 'The May Day' by Charles Grignion after a painting by Francis Hayman. Formerly in the J.G. Mortlock Collection.

Descriptive line

Cylindrical mug of soft-paste porcelain transfer-printed with black enamel, engraving by Robert Hancock, Worcester porcelain factory, Worcester, ca. 1760-70

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Enamel

Techniques

Transfer-printed

Subjects depicted

Cow; Dancing; Violin; Man; Milkmaid

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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