Rare Staffordshire St Augustine Rabbitware Frogs Pub Mug c1900

Code: 10473

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Rare Staffordshire St Augustine Rabbitware Frogs Pub Mug c1900

Rabbits

St. Augustine Ware ~  England ~ c.1900

This is a rare colorful hand painted transferware mug  from the genre of rabbit ware plates that have become very popular. 

Measuring 4 1/4 inches tall x 5 inches wide.  The mug is decorated with rich chocolate brown transfer print which was then hand painted in a brilliant green, yellow, brick red and brown, depicting two rabbits and a maiden in the English countryside. 

The piece recites the amusing rhyme, " Noah was the very first man  But he missed a treat to make a brewing vinous; When he failed to meet That merry old blade Gambrinus. "

Gambrinus is a legendary European culture hero celebrated as an icon of beer.

Great antique Pub mug.  Never Used and in great condition.

Rare Staffordshire St Augustine Rabbitware Frogs Pub Mug c1900