|Object ID #||1992.049.001|
|Object Name||Mug, Decorative|
|Other Name||Souvenir, Grey County|
|Title||"Souvenir of Desboro" Mug|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Place of Origin||Desboro, Township of Chatsworth, Grey County|
|Description||Glass "Souvenir of Desboro" mug. The pressed glass mug has a slightly-flared lip, and a plain glass handle. The upper part is clear, plain glass. One side has "Souvenir of Desboro" hand-painted on it. The lower part of the mug has an embossed pressed pattern. This pattern has three rounded arches of "feathers and beads" around a purple-coloured, round bull's eye. The arches, and the beaded strip below, are decorated with a gilt colour. The underside of the base has a rayed pattern in its glass. There is no maker's identification.|
Made at an unidentified glass factory and likely was sold in the Desboro, Township of Chatsworth, Grey County area as a souvenir item, and likely prior to the 1930s.
Its original ownership is unknown.
Last owned by Mary Anne Neville, of Guelph, Ontario.
|Collection||Food Service Tools & Equipment|
|Dimensions||H-9.5 Dia-7.5 cm|
|Function||A souvenir item from Desboro, Sullivan Twp., Grey County. It could be used for drinking cool beverages, but it was more likely just used as bric-a-brac. It was likely sold in a general store in the past.|