The World In Planisphere
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A charming cartographic creamware drinking mug with a boldly printed double-hemisphere world map in a decorative surround. Creamware is the term used to define ceramic products of a certain colour produced in the UK from around 1750 to compete with imported, and more expensive, Chinese porcelain. This large mug is decorated with a copperplate engraved transfer showing the world outline in rather naive and outdated form. A title cartouche sits below the hemispheres, while above the radiant sun appears from the behind the clouds - decoration very much in the rococo style of the mid- to late-eighteenth century - and to the sides, four gods are shown sitting amidst clouds.
place and date of publication: Unknown c.1780
medium and colour: copperplate, original colourref: 41037
size in mm: 160 by 110mm (6.25 by 4.25 inches).
Price: £ 1400
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