Broken half-pint mug, impressed with the stamp of Doulton, Yarmouth.
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.
Mocha ware half-pint ceramic pub mugs, stamped with the royal cipher. Discarded before 1883.
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.
Mocha ware half-pint pub mug, stamped with the royal cipher. Discarded with rubbish in a ditch filled in 1883.
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.
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.
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...