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Slipware two handled mug dated 1738 and initialed WF, Wrotham pottery England - 1739 Wrotham Kent England

Width 6.25inch [15.87cm]
Height 5.00inch [12.70cm]
Depth 6.25inch [cm]
Medium earthenware pottery ceramic slipware slip
Provenance R.J.Sainsbury Collection, Eila Grahame and the Birkett Collection London.
Description 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.
Condition No restorations
gbp 6000.00 (Pound Sterling)
Stock Code 6626
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