mug, beer

manufacturer: unknown

circa 1845-1850
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mug, large moulded depicting a scene from a poem by Robert Burns. The handles moulded as branches. The mug is decorated with on glaze enamels including brown, red, yellow, black and green. moulded and applied to the inside of the mug is a toad. Band of red to top of mug, wider band of red and yellow to the foot.

inscribed "Willie brewed a peck o Maut" from Robert Burns poem

the title of the mug is the name of the Scottish song 'Willie Brew'd a Peck o' Maut', written by Robert Burns (with the music by Masterton) in 1789 after an evening drinking with their friend Willie Nicol. The three friends are depicted on both sides of the mug (& mentioned in the 1st verse of the song "O Willie brew'd a peck o' maut, And Rob and Allan cam to see ...")
Maker and role
manufacturer: unknown
Production place
Staffordshire potteries district, Staffordshire, England
Production date
circa 1845-1850
Media description
earthenware, glazed, enamel
134 x 127 mm
Measurement details
height: 134mm
width: 127mm
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection and Christine Bell
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