Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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mask mug
  • Derby Porcelain Company
    active 1750–1848
  • mask mug, circa 1782–1800
  • Where object was made: Derby, England, United Kingdom
  • porcelain
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 9.8 x 8.3 x 13.1 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 7/8 x 3 1/4 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift from The Frank P. and Harriet C. Burnap Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1937.0139
Multimedia
Description

Mask mug in the form of a male figure with a crown (identified as a crowned Neptune). The face of the man has a brown beard and bushy eyebrows. His hair is also brown. The crown is red with gold trim. The top portion of the cup is white with a gold rim. The bottom of the mug extends into a flattened loop handle with gold ornamentation.