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Coffee Can

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Coffee Can
Coffee can, east London, England, c. 1747-1750. Bow phosphatic porcelain. Height 60 mm. Private collection. This mug contains 18.2 wt% ball clay, 3.1% lead glass, 4.8% alkali glass, 46.3% bone ash, and 27.6% crushed silica and conforms to compositions of the New Canton period ~1747-1753/1754. It is thickly potted, heavy, and is painted in bright blue with the banana tree, stork, and fence pattern; see Parkside Antiques (1982: No. 6).
Posted on January 26, 2013



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