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made in Cumnock, Ayrshire

Postcard of Mug (1 of 2).
000-100-104-730-C
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Mug (1 of 2)

This glazed redware mug was made at Cumnock in Ayrshire in the second half of the 19th century. The outside of the mug is inscribed with a motto while the inside contains a ceramic frog.

The inscription reads 'There's aye some water whaun the stirkie droons'.

A pottery was originally established in Cumnock by James Taylor in 1792. In the second half of the 19th century it became well known for its 'couthy' motto ware.


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Online ID: 000-100-104-730-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1995.52
Date: 1850 - 1900
Second half of the 19th century
Material: Ceramic, brown and yellow. Inscription: There's aye some water whaun the stirkie droons
Dimensions: 105 mm H x 130 mm max W x 92.50 mm rim D x 95 mm base D
What: Mug
Subject:
Who: Cumnock Pottery, Cumnock, Ayrshire (Maker)
Iris Fox Collection (Collector)
Where: Scotland, Ayrshire, Cumnock
Event:
Description: Brown and yellow mug with a frog inside, inscribed `There's aye some water whaun the stirkie droons`, by the Cumnock Pottery, unmarked, 1850 - 1900
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