Cocoa Rooms Mug

Cocoa Rooms Mug

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.
Pub Mugs

Pub Mugs

Mocha ware half-pint ceramic pub mugs, stamped with the royal cipher. Discarded before 1883.
Child’s Cup

Child’s Cup

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.
Pub Mug

Pub Mug

Mocha ware half-pint pub mug, stamped with the royal cipher. Discarded with rubbish in a ditch filled in 1883.
Coffee Palace Cup

Coffee Palace Cup

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

Child’s Cup

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.
Child’s Cup

Child’s Cup

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

Child’s Cup

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┬ápan on the stove behind. Transfer dark blue on white.
Patience Mug

Patience Mug

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...
Temperance Mug

Temperance Mug

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 Bicycle Cup

Child’s Bicycle Cup

Child’s cup showing boy on miniature penny-farthing bicycle, with a second child very impressed. Blue transfer on white.
Mocha Ware Mug

Mocha Ware Mug

Part of the top of a mocha ware pint mug, with blue, white and black bands. These were used in public houses as standard pint mugs.
Crockery

Crockery

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...