This Haynes Baltimore mug measures 5.25" high by 4.5" across the handle by 4" in diameter. It has a classic mug form. David Francis Haynes founded his art pottery studio in 1879. In 1882 he purchased the Chesapeake Pottery. The company was called D.F. Haynes & Co. until 1887 when The Chesapeake Pottery Company was organized. The name changed to Haynes Bennett & Co. when he merged with the Edwin Bennett Pottery Company, in 1890. The name then became D.F. Haynes & Son in 1895. Primarily an artist, Haynes was one of the main designers. He created many design lines, and this one is called 'Mycenian' after the Greeks. It is hand-decorated with a castle scene, and a man who appears to be a hunter. The handle is cloaked with a Phoenix, which relates to a bird goddess. The colors remain very vibrant on this more than 100 year-old mug, which has a semi-satin matte finish, trimmed in gilt, which has held up quite nicely, given its age. This mug is in very good condition with a couple of crazing lines on the interior rim, as shown in the photos. This mug bears a mark 'Mycenian Pottery', 'Haynes' on the base. It presents very handsomely, and would make a fine addition to a pottery or mug collection.
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