English Mocha Ware Mug, c. 1800s

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This mocha ware mug was produced in England in the 1800s. Mocha ware featured distinctive tree-like patterns made by a chemical reaction caused by dripping an acidic solution on the alkaline slip-glaze. This mug was donated by Mrs. Helen August Mosher to the Smithsonian in 1961.
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
monochrome, black (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, earthenware, refined (overall material)
overall: 5 13/16 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; 14.732 cm x 16.51 cm x 11.43 cm
overall: 5 3/4 in x 6 1/4 in x 4 9/16 in; 14.605 cm x 15.875 cm x 11.58875 cm
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Credit Line
Helen Augusta Mosher in memory of her parents Ellen and Richard Rothwell
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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