Rare Black Sign Language Alphabet Child's Mug ~ 1830

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RARE EARLY CHILDS TRANSFERWARE MUG

SIGN LANGUAGE ~ ALPHABET ~ ABC

 

Staffordshire England  ~  c. 1830

 

This child's transferware mug, circa 1830, is extremely rare. It stands 2 1/2 " tall and 2 1/2 " wide excluding the applied loop handle with a pearlware glaze.

It is transfer decorated in black, with 24 blocks, like a checkboard, containing letters of the alphabet and corresponding sign from finger-spelling or sign language for the deaf. The upper right-hand corner depicts an entire hand, representing the five vowels.  The mug is richly detailed -- a very desirable ABC mug! 

The condition of this exceptional mug is great.

Rare Black Sign Language Alphabet Child's Mug ~ 1830