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The body of the mug of hard-paste porcelain. It is bulbous, straight neck with horizontal ribbing. Around the plain foot and below the neck is an incised chevron pattern. The handle is ear shaped. The plain silver rim has a foliate border. The mug is wheel thrown from a fine, translucent white...

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Marks

On rim, maker's mark IW a pellet below in a shaped shield (unrecorded)

Provenance

Christie, Manson & Woods, London, March 20, 1963, lot 29 [Garrard & Co., London], purchased by MFA for £160. (Accession date: May 8, 1963)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

Chinese export porcelain, English (?) mounts, about 1680

Object Place

England (possibly)

Dimensions

H. 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.); W. 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.); Diameter (of rim) 6.4 cm (2 1/2in.)

Accession Number

63.487

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain (China, Dehua, Fukien Province, for export) with silver mount

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver