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Object connections:

Collection Ceramics, Decorative art
ExhibitionsTraders: The East India Company and Asia
User collections Traders Remixed - Food by YouthAdvisoryGroup
Gallery locationTraders Gallery (Floor plans)

Object details:

Object ID AAA6195
Description Chinese export mug which belonged to Captain James Cook (1728-1779) and his wife Elizabeth. The shape imitates that of an English silver tankard of about 1745. It is painted with a lady and boy in a garden and peonies. On the sides enclosed by cartouches in low relief -a treasure vase symbolising perpetual harmony with scrolls behind; also a writing case and sceptre.
Date made circa 1780

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made China
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials porcelain
Measurements Overall: 125 x 135 x 95 mm
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