Coloured souvenir cup, showing ‘Yarmouth beach from the jetty’. Bathers, bathing machines and deck-chairs can be seen in the foreground. Like other souvenir cups sold to Yarmouth tourists, this one was made in Germany. It has been re-used, probably after...
White ceramic souvenir cup, printed ‘A Present from Great Yarmouth’, with ‘Made in Germany’ stamp on bottom. The handle is missing.
Painted cup, saying ‘A Present from Broadstairs’ (Kent). The bottom bears the name ‘E. H. White, Broadstairs’ (probably referring to the retailer). The handle is missing.
Broken half-pint mug, impressed with the stamp of Doulton, Yarmouth.
Hand-painted tea cup, crudely decorated with under-glaze green stripes and blue bands and over-glaze red dots. There is a single blue band below the rim, inside.
Left: fragments of blue and white willow-pattern plates. One piece is fused within a piece of clinker, showing that a layer of rubbish had been burned at a very high temperature (possibly as fuel to fire a furnace used for some industrial process during the...
Centimetres scale: above it, oyster shells and, to the right, clinker. Above the shells, bird and animal bones, some with butchery marks. The small item, top centre/left, beneath the green and white lid for a toiletries holder, is part of a large crab claw, possibly...
An assemblage of household rubbish discarded in the 1870s at Brockdish rectory. Top left (from left to right): clinker, oyster shells, small bones, green glass German mineral water bottle fragments and aqua glass English wine/ ale bottle fragments, ‘black’...
Cup printed with the name of Lockhart’s Cocoa Rooms (in London). Printed on the bottom ‘Real Ironstone China, Dunn Bennett & Co, Burslem’. Found amid London rubbish dumped on the Essex marshes.
Pearlware (c. 1820-50) child’s cup, showing an older and a younger girl skipping. Around the pedestal is the text ‘A Present from my Cousin’. The handle is missing. Discarded with rubbish in a ditch that was filled in 1883.
Transfer-printed cup, with pink, blue and gold colouring, showing the Clarkson Monument and General Post Office, Wisbech. Chipped but intact when discarded in Essex.
A cup from a dolls’ tea set. It has been in a destructor. Discarded in London; dumped in Essex.
Part of a cup from ‘The Help Myself Coffee Palace Company’, which was at 216 Old Kent Road. Refreshments were served to subscribers who paid 2d a week. Discarded in East London and dumped in Essex.
Child’s cup, showing lover in Georgian dress, courting in a garden, with an elm to the rear. Hand-painted (by factory children) over a black transfer.
Transfer-printed child’s cup with verses from an unidentified poem, ‘… blossom gay’/ ‘… the hay’/ ‘… know’/ …, showing a little girl holding flowers.
Child’s cup showing a cook holding a wooden spoon, in the midst of some incident (with a child or animal in the kitchen?) Note the enormous pan on the stove behind. Transfer dark blue on white.
Mug with proverb ‘Little strokes fell great oaks’, depicting a man cutting down a tree. The maxim on the other side, with its illustration, has been lost. It ended in ‘[?ho]use’. This is very similar to the ‘Temperance Mug’ (see...
Transfer-printed pictorial mug with maxims, including ‘When the drink is in the wit is ou[t]’, and another, which has been lost. Both principles are illustrated in (comic?) scenes above.
Child’s cup showing boy on miniature penny-farthing bicycle, with a second child very impressed. Blue transfer on white.
Souvenir cup of Canterbury Cathedral. Transfer-printed image on white and pink surround.
Found in the same deposit as the doll ‘Floradora’. Part of this cup (left) has been burned, and the glaze has partly melted. The other part shows no sign of burning. It is likely that the broken cup was swept up with other rubbish and flung in the fire,...
Pottery marks on plates, cups, etc, including Doulton, Alfred Meakin and Harrod’s (as retailer). 1890s-1910s.
Exterior view of tea cup with silver-grey floral decoration.
White tea cup with transfer-printed floral decoration in silver-grey (interior and exterior).
White cup with floral design transfer-printed in red.
Glassware from the School House, including a turquoise cup, a stem and foot from wine or sherry glasses, a jug or mug handle, part of a sugar bowl and a lamp flue.
Tea cup, plain white with red band to the rim. Handle missing. From the School House.
Plain white tea cup, ribbed design (base only). From the School House, Bergh Apton.
Child’s alphabet cup, for the letters I and J, with rhymes from Tom Thumb’s Alphabet. ‘I is an Italian who had a white mouse’ (showing the Italian, in hat, and a large mouse) ‘J is a Joiner who built up a house’ (showing the joiner...
Assorted crockery from labourers’ rubbish, Kent. Mocha ware to the left, transfer-printed ware to the right (mostly in blue ‘Willow Pattern’). This type of crockery was cheaply manufactured and used universally. There is no hand-painted ware, which...