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Barrel-form Mug

ca. 1780
Origin: England, Devonshire (probably)
Overall: 2 1/8 x 2 3/16 x 3 1/16in. (5.4 x 5.6 x 7.8cm)
Stoneware, salt-glazed, white with blue
Museum Purchase, Wesley and Elise H. Wright in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clay Hofheimer II and in honor of John C. Austin
Acc. No. 2006-55
Small barrel-form mug or tankard with strap handle, incised and painted with stylized floral spray in cobalt blue. The blue misfired to greenish black. This type of decoration is referred to by modern scholars as debased scratch blue.