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Cains Sophisticated Bears mug

  • Object:

    Ceramic

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    1986-1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Coloroll (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed earthenware

  • Credit Line:

    Given by David Fitzroy

  • Museum number:

    S.116-2002

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Glazed earthenware mug made by Coloroll Ceramics, decorated with images of Cains Sophisticated Bears, made between 1986 and 1990.

Physical description

Cream coloured drinking mug with cream handle, the body of the mug decorated with a panel showing performing bears - from left to right a couple of dancing bears, a drum-playing bear, a double-bass playing bear, a cycling bear, and a couple of roller-skating bears. The background of the panel is green; the bears are depicted in brown and cream, and the panel is outlined by two brown lines. Words in the centre of the panel in lower and upper case lettering, read: 'Cains Sophisticated BEARS GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH'

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)

Date

1986-1990 (made)

Artist/maker

Coloroll (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Glazed earthenware

Marks and inscriptions

'BILTONS COLOROLL ENGLAND'
Makers' mar on base; moulded

Dimensions

Height: 43 cm, Diameter: 8.1 cm of rim, Diameter: 6.4 cm of base

Descriptive line

Glazed earthenware mug made by Coloroll Ceramics, decorated with images of Cains Sophisticated Bears, made between 1986 and 1990

Production Note

The maker's mark on the base is 'Biltons Coloroll England'. Coloroll Ceramics Group bought Biltons Tableware in June 1986. Coloroll went into receivership in June 1990.

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Earthenware; Glaze

Techniques

Moulding; Firing (heating); Transfer printing; Glazing (coating)

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Ceramics; Drinking; Circus; Tableware & cutlery

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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