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. Our stoneware 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." The mug holds heat and cold exceptionally well.
Please note that this is a hand-made item. Some slight variations in the glaze should be expected and are part of the aesthetic of our reproduction mug. The motifs in the blue glaze are shiny while the stoneware base of the mug is a matte glaze.
- 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!
Dishwasher, microwave, oven, and freezer safe.
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.