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This mug from the 1842 Preston Guild has been sold

Posted on - 21st October, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - History, News, Preston Guild
Sold on the auction website - a Victorian Guild mug!
Sold on the auction website – a Victorian Guild mug!

A rare mug produced for a Preston Guild during Victorian times has sold for thousands of pounds.

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The 1842 Preston Guild pottery was listed on eBay.

Located in Padiham the seller has cashed in to the tune of £2,067.

One lucky bidder has scooped the mug, which is green, white and red, after 12 bids were made for it with the bidding closing on Wednesday (18 October).

These mugs are incredibly rare
These mugs are incredibly rare

The seller listed it as: “An extremely scarce original 1842 Preston Guild pottery mug or small tankard. Hand-painted measuring 3.5 inches in height with a diameter of just under 3.5 inches at the top.

“In excellent condition for its age with just a couple of very old hairlines running from the rim, the longest one just about 1 inch ; these are stable and very long standing, only one shows externally for 1/2 inch from the lip.

“Quite negligible and mentioned for total accuracy. No other flaws or restoration. The mug has an old label attached to the base, put on by a previous owner. See all 12 scans for a full appreciation. A great piece of early Preston Guild memorabilia of the utmost rarity ideal for the bespoke collection.”

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An 1842 mug is on display in the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

A spokeswoman for Preston City Council said: “Ceramics were first produced for the 1822 Guild. The Harris have in their collection a mug and jug from 1842 which the lettering on both looks to the same style and script as that sold on ebay.”

This is the Harris mug on display
This is the Harris mug on display

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