Mug commemorating peace, 1919

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

This mug was given to a Liverpool child to commemorate the peace settlement in 1919 which officially ended the First World War.

It is printed with the flags of the countries involved. Peace is represented by a farmer ploughing the land, symbolic of the hope that the hardships of the war years were over. 
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This mug, which is not currently on display, is from the Decorative Art collection at the Walker Art Gallery.

  • Bone china commemorative mug, transfer-printed, made by John Aynsley and Sons, Staffordshire, 1919
  • Accession number 1988.356.4