Porcelain Mug – Cornish Mining Interest.

Description

Mid 19th century English porcelain large mug, painted with colourful flower sprays and inscribed in gilt : ‘Presented by T P Burton [to] Capt’ M. Stephens, West Fowey Consols’.
*  Fowey Consols comprised Wheals Treasure; Fortune; Chance; Polharmon; Lanescot. 
One of the deepest, richest and most important [Copper] mines in Cornwall, Fowey  Consols was worked by 6 steam engines and 17 waterwheels, in 1822 the Fowey Consols mines were employing 1680 people.
Circa : 1855-60
Height : 4″ (10cm)
Condition : Minor flaking to enamels. No damage or restoration.
Stock ref : 16051/ygo-px
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