Bentley Chappell and Nancy Barshter
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EARLY CHILDS TRANSFERWARE MUG
For Dutiful Behaviour
Staffordshire England ~ c. 1820
This is a wonderful child's transferware mug, circa 1820. This piece stands 2 1/2” tall x 2 1/2” wide with an applied loop handle, acanthus terminals. Red painted base and rim. The mug is light weight and beautifully potted with a pearlware glaze. The piece is transfer printed in blue.
The piece is unmarked. It most certainly was made in the Staffordshire district. Mugs like this were made as gifts for good children and rewards of merit, used to aid in children's education and moral training, and to encourage their imaginations in the early to mid-19th century.
The condition of this exceptional mug is great, museum quality.