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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1957,1201.11

  • Description

    Mug; red earthenware; cylindrical, with loop handle, and divided by horizontal mouldings into two zones, in each of which is an applied moulded spray of pseudo-Chinese flowers flanked by wyvern and dancing man; silver mount on rim indistinctly stamped with a later Dutch mark.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1680-1690 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 10.7 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Position

        mount
      • Inscription Content

        JH
      • Inscription Comment

        Crowned; later Dutch stamp.
  • Bibliography

    • Tait 1958c p. 84, fig. 23 bibliographic details
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    25 October 1996

    Treatment proposal

    Dismantle, clean and restick. Metals to examine silver rim.

    Condition

    Previously conserved using shellac as the adhesive. Joins appear stable, but excess shellac on the interior of the mug appears unsightly. Surface dirt. Metals: Metal rim tarnished. Surface scratched through previous cleaning.

    Treatment details

    Cleaned with distilled water and a few drops of Synperonic N (non ionic detergent,nonylphenol ethylene oxide condensate), using cotton wool swabs on a satay stick. After cleaning, surface rinsed with distilled water on cotton wool swabs. Surface wiped with a dry Kleenex tissue to remove any remaining distilled water. Excess shellac on the interior of the vessel removed with Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) applied on a cotton wool poultice and covered with cling film to prevent evaporation. After conservtion connections still appear to be sound. Metals: Cleaned using Silvo, silver wadding polish. degreased with acetone on cotton wool swabs.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1957

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1957,1201.11

Teapot and cover; salt-glazed stoneware; globular; bouquets of flowers in white.

Group of Objects

Teapot and cover; salt-glazed stoneware; globular; bouquets of flowers in white.

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