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Maker(s):Swinton Pottery (attributed)
Date Made:1770-1790
Type:Food Service
Materials:ceramic: lead-glazed cream-colored earthenware (creamware)
Place Made:United Kingdom; England; Yorkshire; Swinton (attributed)
Measurements:overall: 6 1/4 in x 6 in x 4 in; 15.875 cm x 15.24 cm x 10.16 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2006.33.27
Credit Line:Museum Purchase with funds provided by Ray J. and Anne K. Groves
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

English creamware cylindrical mug decorated with a molded beeded band around the rim edge and a gadrooned band around the bottom edge of the base; the body lathe-turned to form four narrow, raised bands with finely rouletted borders; and an attached, double intertwined, ribbed rope handle with four flower and leaf terminals. During Historic Deerfield's Creamware Symposium, April 26, 2008, Thomas Walford and Diana Edwards attributed this mug to Swinton Pottery based on the combination of the handle and terminals From British Printed Pottery and Porcelain website: .The Bramelds had interests in a number of Yorkshire potteries including Swinton, Don and Mexborough. Through the Swinton Pottery they had a close connection with Leeds Pottery, the two concerns having temporarily merged from about 1785-1806. Having disentangled themselves from all other concerns from 1806 they operated the Swinton Pottery until its closure in 1842. They received unstinting support from their landlord, Earl Fitzwilliam, and about 1826 the factory was renamed The Rockingham Works in honour of Earl’s uncle, the Marquis of Rockingham. The factory created an amazing range of earthenware and stoneware, with every kind of popular decoration including transfer-printed designs. Despite creating a range of splendid porcelains alongside their pottery, and receiving orders from His Majesty King William IV, the Bramelds fell into debt and had to give up their potting business. After 1842 they appear to have been “Manufacturers of Potter’s Materials” and were listed as such in the 1851 census.

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