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Mug

ca. 1980 (designed), ca. 1980 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Earthenware mug, straight-sided with a detachable smaller and curvilinear base and symmetrical handle. Glazed and printed on blue ground, with motif in paler blue and dark brown. The main logo says “Cadbury’s” in orange and dark blue, and is surrounded by orange flowers.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Earthenware with printed decoration and glazed
Brief description
Mug with the 'Kiln Craft' trade name, glazed earthenware with printed decoration, manufactured by Staffordshire Potteries Ltd., England, ca. 1980.
Physical description
Earthenware mug, straight-sided with a detachable smaller and curvilinear base and symmetrical handle. Glazed and printed on blue ground, with motif in paler blue and dark brown. The main logo says “Cadbury’s” in orange and dark blue, and is surrounded by orange flowers.
Dimensions
  • Width: 11.6cm
  • Height: 9.2cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'Cadbury’s' (Printed inscription in orange and dark blue)
  • 'Made in England' (Mark in relief)
  • 'Kiln craft, table-ware made in England, Dishwasher Safe, English ironstone, Staffordshire Potteries Limited' (Printed in black)
Credit line
Given by Mr Oliver Watson
Object history
Part of a large collection of mugs acquired in 1991. It aims to illustrate the various uses of the 'Mug as bearer of message' over the past decade.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession number
C.171-1991

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Record createdNovember 19, 2008
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