1851 Great Exhibition Coalport porcelain mug, Edinburgh & Burns , ‘WB’ personalised
Handsome Coalport mug, printed in puce with a view of the 1851 Great Exhibition building, titled ‘THE GREAT EXHIBITION HYDE PARK 1851’ , the other side with a view of Edinburgh, titled ‘BURN’S MONUMENT Calton Hill’ .
ref. Godden ‘Coalport & Coalbrookdale’ pl. 171 for an example depicting the Iron Bridge of Iron Bridge Gorge, the site of the Coalport works, dated 1825-35. As it is identical in form and colour, and this example is clearly made to commemorate the 1851 Exhibition, it may have been dated a little early.