Mug

English, possibly Liverpool
about 1796–1800
Probably made by Herculaneum Pottery (English (Liverpool), active 1796–1841)


Accession Number

2011.2125

Medium or Technique

Creamware, with transfer-printed decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

On one side the Great Seal of the United States within linked chain with names of 15 states. On the other side, allegorical figures of liberty peace, and plenty surrounded by Latin motto, “DEUS NOBIS HAEC OTIA FECIT” within a chain with names of original 13 colonies.

Inscription

On underside,
Yellow gummed label "CAT/SRT 66.3" (S. Robert Teitelman Collection, as inventoried for Teitelman/Halfpenny/Fuchs Appendix.

White gummed label: "God has brought forth his Repose"

White gummed label: "Seal of U.S. Tankard. $3,500 Ex. rare"

White gummed label "L08.1008.20" [Winterthur Museum loan number?]

White gummed label: "4275-340"

Provenance

S. Robert Teitelman (b. 1917 – d. 2008), Haverford, PA; August 16, 2009, posthumous Teitelman sale, Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, NH, lot 878, to Timothy Phillips, Cambridge, MA; 2011, year-end gift of Timothy Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 30, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Timothy Phillips in memory of Thomas F. Phillips, Jr.