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Two-handled cup (posset pot)

Slipware on thin dark body, brown glaze inside. Curving sides, narrow base, molded strap handles. Yellow and brown checker pattern with mid-band of inscription in two lines: "drink I But want A Cup and out of it Ill deeply / Sup for drunk j am and so will Remain then". On other side: "James...

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Gift of Dr. Lloyd E. Hawes

English (Staffordshire), 1761

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Slip-decorated earthenware




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware