Mug, shaving; Empire Porcelain Co; 1896-1967; CT86.1802j


Mug, shaving

About this object

Shaving mug; a white ceramic mug with wide spout and upper soap dish with drainage holes. On one side is a coloured transfer-print depicting Lord Kitchener and General French, along with images of flags and a crown, above the words: 'Conquer or Die'. A maker's mark on the base suggests the mug was manufactured by the Empire Porcelain Co at the Empire Works, Stoke-on-Trent, who were active between 1896 and 1967.


Empire Porcelain Co

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, Stoke-on-Trent

Medium and Materials

processed material, ceramic.

Inscription and Marks

Transfer print on one face: 'LORD / KITCHENER / CONQUER OR DIE / GENERAL / FRENCH'


h 100mm x l 144mm x w 90mm

Subject and Association Keywords

public aspects of medicine, public health. hygiene. preventive medicine, personal health and hygiene

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

personal effect

Object number


Copyright Licence  

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