Mug commemorating victory, 1919

both sides of mug

This year's advent calendar features items relating to the First World War from National Museums Liverpool's collections and displays.

This mug was made as a souvenir of the British celebrations when the First World War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. On 19 July 1919 there was a Victory March in London watched by thousands.

The mug is printed in green with a shield stating 'Victory and Peace 1919' and a design of Britannia, draped in the Union Flag surrounded by war planes and guns.

This mug, which is not currently on display, is from the Decorative Art collection at the Walker Art Gallery.

  • Earthenware commemorative mug, transfer-printed, made by Royal Doulton, Staffordshire, 1919
  • Accession number 1974.186