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  • Derby Porcelain Company
    active 1750–1848
  • mug, circa 1770–1780
  • Where object was made: Derby, England, United Kingdom
  • porcelain
  • Object Height/Width: 10.1 x 8.8 cm
    Object Height/Width: 4 x 3 7/16 in
  • Gift from The Frank P. and Harriet C. Burnap Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1937.0054

Mug molded in the form of a man's head (identified as Bacchus). The man has a gray beard and eyebrows and red cheeks and lips. There is a grapevine wreath on the top of his head. There is a white band around the top of the mug, which has two thin gold bands on it. There is also a gold band around the foot of the mug. The mug has a loop handle with touches of gold.