" and in the ribbon bow is the motto "PERSERVERANCE AND INTEGRITY" above a set scales representing justice.  Linking the banner and the bow are the words "HIGH ST"and "BURSLEM"which is the address of the factory where the National Union of Operative Potters briefly conducted their own pottery business.

" /> Printed British Pottery & Porcelain | Mug
Collection of Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

Additional Image:

Side view of the mug showing the floral bouquet and the printed border on the inside with the clasped hands.


The reverse of the mug with another floral bouquet.


Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Commemorative, Heraldic and Historical Events

Date: 1834


  • Height: 3.94 in (10.00 cm)

Maker: Society of Operative Potters

Maker's Mark:

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Earthenware mug with black printed decoration.  On each side of the mug is printed a floral bouquet, and the interior has a floral border including a device of clasped hands. On the front of the mug is printed a design representing a pottery trade union.  The central image is a beehive, a symbol often used in freemasonry, and generally recognized as a symbol of...