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  • Place of origin:

    Villa Belvedere, Frascati (made)

  • Date:

    c.1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Villa Belvedere pottery (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed brown earthenware painted with black and white enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 36, shelf 5

The pottery at Villa Belvedere in Frascati, Italy, was specialising in the then fashionable 'Etruscan style' during the 1870s. The Museum of Practical Geology (from where this mug were transferred in 1901) acquired ceramics production for its illustration of the use of different clays. The South Kensington Museum (now the V&A) was always more interested in the sources and influences on the design of shape and pattern.

Physical description

Mug of glazed brown earthenware painted with black and white enamels. Inverted truncated cone-shaped, and painted with a horizontal border composed of dotted chevron with foliage in the inter spaces.

Place of Origin

Villa Belvedere, Frascati (made)


c.1870 (made)


Villa Belvedere pottery (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Glazed brown earthenware painted with black and white enamels

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 6.7 cm, Diameter: 7.6 cm

Descriptive line

Mug of glazed earthenware painted with enamels, Frascati, 19th century.

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

Demmin, A: Guide de l'Amateur de Faiences et Porcelaines 1873, vol.1, p.501


Earthenware; Enamels


Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Foliage; Chevron


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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