Commemorative Jug, Liverpool & Manchester Railway

PART OF:
collection of objects
Made:
circa 1830
Liverpool and Manchester Railway commemorative jug, c

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Liverpool and Manchester Railway commemorative jug, c
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Liverpool and Manchester Railway commemorative jug, c. 1830, featuring the Moorish Arch in Liverpool and the locomotive 'Novelty'.

This jug was made to celebrate the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. It was an exciting occasion because most people had never travelled by train or even seen one before.

Manufacturers cashed in on the excitement by creating objects to help people remember the event.

Details

Category:
Liverpool & Manchester Railway
Object Number:
Y1980.1.44
Materials:
porcelain
Measurements:
overall: 125 mm x 140 mm,
type:
commemorative jug