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National Museums Liverpool 1970.102

Additional Image:

The lawyer holds a deed.


This view shows the form of the moulded handle.


Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Genre Scenes

Date: c. 1763-1765


  • Diameter: 3.31 in (8.40 cm)
  • Height: 5.16 in (13.10 cm)
  • Length: 4.72 in (12.00 cm)

Maker: Josiah Wedgwood

Printer: John Sadler and Guy Green


Creamware mug made by Josiah Wedgwood in Staffordshire and printed in black by Sadler and Green in Liverpool with "The Triple Plea", a satire against lawyers, doctors and priests. The deep colour of the creamware suggests that this is a relatively early example. Sadler wrote to Wedgwood on 13 August 1763 that he had "got the drawings done for the Triple Plea, Q[uar]t, Pint...