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Chopin capacity tulip bodied mug – probably made in Wigan by an unknown maker c1750-80. The plain tulip body has Scottish style ownership lettering ‘MC’ over ‘AF’ to the body front, which suggests although made in the North of England these mugs were used in Scotland. The distinctive handle has a very erect thumbrest, and bird’s head shaped terminal. In very good condition, with medium-grey original surface patina, and oxided interior. Capacity is 34 fl oz. 3¾” rim, and 4⅝” base diameters. 6⅛” tall, and 5¾” to rim. 688g weight. Provenance: formerly in the collection of the late David Lamb. Carl Ricketts collection #631. Recorded as #206, Early English Pewter Drinking Mugs. REF: C631