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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr Wallace Elliot

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case A, shelf 2

Physical description

Mug of soft-paste porcelain, bell-shaped, with grooved loop handle. Painted in underglaze blue with a Chinoiserie landscape with bridge and pavilions; borders of flowers and scrolls and at the top in a scrolled panel the initials 'IPM'. Inscribed in blue under the base 'JOSEPH & MARGRET PENNYFEATHER, April 1770'.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1770 (made)


Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

Initials inscribed at the top

Inscribed in blue under the base


Height: 14.6 cm, Diameter: 10.2 cm

Descriptive line

Mug, soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, Bow Porcelain Factory, England (London), about 1770.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Adams, Elizabeth & David Redstone, Bow porcelain, London: Faber, 1991
Bow porcelain, 1744-1776: a special exhibition of documentary material to commemorate the bicentenary of the retirement of Thomas Frye, manager of the factory and 'inventor and first manufacturer of porcelain in England,' Oct. 1959-Apr. 1960 London: The Trustees of the British Museum, 1959 Cat. No. 140.


Soft paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Bridges (built works); Pavilions (garden structures); Flowers; Landscapes


Ceramics; Porcelain; Drinking


Ceramics Collection

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