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Medium Stoneware Mug, 16oz.

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  • White and cobalt blue
  • Reproduction stoneware mug
  • Classic tavern design
  • 16 oz.
  • Non-toxic, lead free
  • Dishwasher, microwave, oven, and freezer safe
  • Made in America by Louisville Stoneware
  • WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
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    Enjoy your favorite hot or cold beverages with 18th-century style! An indispensable part of tavern life, stoneware mugs with cobalt blue designs were the usual vessels for beer and ale in the 18th-century. This design was inspired by a salt-glazed stoneware tankard excavated at the Anthony Hay House site.

    A new version of an old favorite mug is reproduced in Louisville, Kentucky, by Louisville Stoneware, a potter "dedicated to the craft of transforming clay into enduring, functional stoneware pottery art forms."

    An artistic and historic statement piece. The mug holds heat and cold exceptionally well, and is designed to be ovenproof, as well as microwave, dishwasher, and freezer. 16oz.
    This stoneware mug is based on fragments of eighteenth-century pottery uncovered in Williamsburg during archaeological excavations. Understandably, the heaviest concentrations of shards were found around tavern sites, where the originals would have been used for beer and cider.
    Dishwasher, microwave, oven, and freezer safe

    Ratings & Reviews

    4 reviews


    Imitation of "Williamsburg" pottery


    Very noticeably shorter than original Williamsburg pottery mug. Not the same pottery finish. Have two from the mid 1990s and broke one. Also have 4 purchased in 2012. All purchased in Williamsburg. Thought I would replace broken one but didn't realize the ones sold on this "Colonial Williamsburg" site are made in Louisville, KY, NOT at the Williamsburg pottery in VA. I realize I didn't read the description so it is my error. It lists it as a "Williamsburg Exclusive" but the key is to read the fine print - reproduced in Louisville, Kentucky. Lesson learned but if this helps someone else avoid the same mistake, that's a win. Still, very disappointed as wanted it to come close to matching my others and it doesn't. ***Response from Colonial Williamsburg Customer Service: We are very sorry you were not satisfied with the quality of this item compared to the previous version you purchased, and appreciate you taking the time to submit a review. We have sent your review to our buying team for consideration. If you would like to speak with us directly, please call our customer service line at 1-800-446-9240 or email us at shop@cwf.org. Thank you.***

    A beautiful stoneware mug for my collection


    Love this mug. It has a beautiful texture and weight to it. It is a lovely mug for my collection and I am very happy with my purchase. I love this memento of my trip to CW!



    I have to agree, CW used to have their stoneware made at the Williamsburg Pottery Factory on Richmond Rd. Now, both are too commercialized and do not have same product or experience. To have it made anywhere else, especially out of state/country is unacceptable. I understand progress, business etc., however there are still folks who want to relive what we know. So sad.

    Stay away


    This is not the same mug as I purchased back in the 1990's and was trying to replace. It's thinner, rougher, and lighter. Stay away if you're looking for the real thing. ***Response from customer service: Thanks for sharing your feedback with us, Neil! Unfortunately, the manufacturer that previously made our mugs went out of business. We have shared your thoughts about the new mug with our product development team.***