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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
Artist Unknown manufacturer
Made Unknown
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.
Makers mark None
Provenance 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
Material Glass/Stain/Paint
Dimensions H-9.5 Dia-7.5 cm
Found Guelph, Ontario
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.