Extensive excavations took place at the Fulham pottery site during the 1970s, published in 1999 by Chris Green, John Dwight's Fulham Pottery Excavations 1971-79, London, 1999. According to Green, mugs of this type, also known as "gorges", were made in a body termed "fine white", one of Dwight's many attempts to emulate the white porcelains being imported from China. A list of the known extant examples is given, ibid, p. 280. The shape may derive either from a silver form, or an earlier German stoneware shape, and is recorded in red and brown stoneware, slipware, delftware, and Chinese blanc-de-chine porcelain - A Dehua blanc-de-chine example with kakiemon-style Dutch decoration is in the British Museum, London, mus. no. Franks.934.+, illustrated by Regina Krahl and Jessica Harrison-Hall, Ancient Chinese Trade Ceramics from the British Museum, Taipei, 1994.
Other examples with silver mounts are recorded including one in the Willett Collection, illustrated by David Gaimster, German Stoneware 1200-1900, Archaeology and Cultural History, London, 1997, p. 321, no. 176 alongside a brown stoneware example; a pair from the Lady Charlotte Schreiber Collection with silver mounts dated 1682, in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, mus. nos. 414:853-1885 and 414:853/A-1885, and a further example was in the Harriet Carlton Goldweitz Collection, sold, in these rooms, January 20, 2006, lot 25.