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Earthenware mug with a loop handle; a bluish 'pearl-ware' glaze decorated with blue transfer print of vine-leaves and grapes inside and outside the rim and on handle. There are two printed images and inscriptions on the body. To the left of the title is a depiction of French Liberty: within a medallion is a man hanging from a lamp post to the right of Discord running over a prostrate body, a sword in her left hand and in her right a pole surmounted by two hearts between which is a severed head. There is an inscription below. To the right is a depiction of British Liberty: within a medallion is Britannia seated under a tree at the left by a shield bearing the Union Jack, her right hand resting on the Magna Carta and holding a pole surmounted by a cap of liberty. In her left hand she holds scales. In front of her is a lion and a sailing ship. There is an inscription below.
- Production date
Height: 14.90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The printed design is copied fromThomas Rowlandson's print 'The Contrast 1792. British Liberty. French liberty. Which is best?' (BM impression, J,4.50), but as David Bindman observed it could have remained in production for some years.
- On display (G46/dc18)
- Exhibition history
2015 13 Mar-1 Sep, London, The British Library, Magna Carta
1990 6 Jun-9 Sep, France, Vizille, Musée de la Révolution Française, The French Revolution : La Version Anglaise
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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