Fulham saltglaze stoneware mug with a glass bottom, circa 1760

This type of stoneware mug was made to take a glass bottom as it has three holes in the side to take small wooden pins to hold the glass in place whilst cement set. The general folk law has it that mugs were made with glass bottoms so that the drinker could see approaching press gang whilst they took refreshment at the pub.

Height: 5″

Condition: Minor nicks to the rim