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Slipware two handled mug dated 1738 and initialed WF, Wrotham pottery England

Reference: 6626

Dated: 1739 Wrotham Kent England

A rare fine example of a Wrotham earthenware two handled mug with slipware decoration. Of baluster form with well applied loop handles, decorated in cream-coloured slip on a brown ground finished with a lustrous glaze, dated 1738 among dots and dashes and initialed WF. During the 17th and 18th century it was a common custom to literally share a drink with your partner which is why so many vessels were made with two handles.

Dimensions: 6.25 inch wide 5.00 inch high 6.25 inch deep

Medium: earthenware pottery ceramic slipware slip

Current Condition No restorations

Provenance: R.J.Sainsbury Collection, Eila Grahame and the Birkett Collection London.


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