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Marriage mug, probably made at Portobello, Midlothian

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Marriage mug, probably made at Portobello, Midlothian

This earthenware marriage mug was made for James and Jean Masterton around 1820, probably at Thomas Rathbone's pottery at Portobello in Midlothian.

The mug is inscribed 'James Jean Masterton' and bears a bust of Queen Caroline, the estranged wife of George IV. Caroline gained a lot of public support when George tried to deprive her of the privileges of being queen.

Good supplies of coal and clay and easy transport by sea meant that the south side of the Firth of Forth was an ideal location for potteries to develop. Small-scale works existed there from the 17th century and larger factories developed from around 1750

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Online ID: 000-100-003-223-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 109
Date: Around 1820
Material: White earthenware. Inscription: Q C; James Jean Masterton
Dimensions: 115 mm H x 105 mm D; 110 mm D (base)
What: Mug
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: James Masterton
Jean Masterton
Queen Caroline
Rathbone, Portobello (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Portobello
Description: Cylindrical white earthenware mug with concave moulding below the rim and above the foot, with a bust of Queen Caroline, inscribed "James Jean Masterton", possibly by Rathbone of Portobello
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