Cains Sophisticated Bears mug
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Given by David Fitzroy
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Glazed earthenware mug made by Coloroll Ceramics, decorated with images of Cains Sophisticated Bears, made between 1986 and 1990.
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'
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'BILTONS COLOROLL ENGLAND'
Makers' mar on base; moulded
Height: 43 cm, Diameter: 8.1 cm of rim, Diameter: 6.4 cm of base
Glazed earthenware mug made by Coloroll Ceramics, decorated with images of Cains Sophisticated Bears, made between 1986 and 1990
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
Moulding; Firing (heating); Transfer printing; Glazing (coating)
Entertainment & Leisure; Ceramics; Drinking; Circus; Tableware & cutlery
Theatre and Performance Collection