Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

One of a large number of surviving ceramics generated by the Northumberland election of 1826. The mug celebrates the return of Matthew Bell: it features a portrait of Bell inscribed 'BELL AND VICTORY', flanked by two blue flags, inscribed 'TRUE BLUE' and 'BELL and NORTHUMBERLAND'. Underneath is an inscription recording votes: 'the great contest, concluded at Alnwick July 6, 1826. Mr Bell 1380, Mr Liddell 1562. Mr Beaumont 1335'.

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums; Unique Object Number: TWCMS : D692

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Candidate: Matthew Bell
Candidate: Henry Thomas Liddell
Candidate: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Constituency: Northumberland
date: 1826
date: 6 July 1826
date: c1826
Election: July-1826
keyword: Ceramics
keyword: Mug
maker: [Unknown]
materials: Creamware
place: Alnwick
place: Northumberland