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Mug (1 of 2)

This shows one side of a transfer-printed earthenware mug which dates from around 1838. The inscription on the front of the mug reads 'Peter Swinton/1838'.

The pattern is a version of the well-known pattern 'Asiatic Pheasant' which, with the exception of a willow pattern, was the most popular of all blue-printed designs.

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: 000-100-003-224-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 110
Date: 1838
Around 1838
Material: Glazed white earthenware. Inscription: Peter Swinton / 1838
Dimensions: 96 mm H x 95 mm D; 85 mm D (base)
What: Mug
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Peter Swinton
Description: Cylindrical white glazed earthenware mug almost covered by a blue transfer-printed Asiatic pheasant type pattern of bird and flowering bush, inscribed "Peter Swinton / 1838"
  • Gray, W. Forbes & Jamieson, James H. East Lothian Biographies. Haddington: East Lothian Antiquarian and Field Naturalists Society, 1941. 
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