This large, attractive mug has beautiful hand painted roses and a rather long inscription. It says: Presented to Albert Edward Gilbert by his Godson John James Gilbert. March 11th 1860.
The mug is 3-3/4" high, and 4" in diameter. The condition is excellent. No chips, no cracks, no crazing, no repairs. It rings when tapped.
There is wear to 4 of the gilt letters in the elder Gilbert's name:(bert). There are specks of gray in various spots over the mug (these may be impurities which came out during the firing).
There are no marks to identify the maker.
Specialist in Early 19th Century English Porcelain Tea Wares
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