Mug (1 of 2)

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Mug (1 of 2)

This shows one side of a glazed earthenware mug which dates from around 1840. The inscription on the front reads 'Peter Burns Swinton'.

The mug has a plain rim, a cushion foot and an almost circular 'C' shaped handle. Both sides of the mug are decorated with red flowers.

Peter Burns Swinton (1827-1912) was born in Gifford in East Lothian. He undertook legal training and became factor of Yester Estate in Gifford.

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Online ID: 000-100-003-225-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 111
Date: Around 1840
Material: Glazed white earthenware. Inscription: Peter Burns Swinton
Dimensions: 82 mm H x 79 mm D (rim) x 80 mm D (base)
What: Mug
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Peter Burns Swinton
Description: Cylindrical white glazed earthenware mug with a plain rim on a cushion foot, decorated with red flowers on either side of the mug, inscribed "Peter Burns Swinton"
  • Gray, W. Forbes & Jamieson, James H. East Lothian Biographies. Haddington: East Lothian Antiquarian and Field Naturalists Society, 1941. 
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