This super old CIDER MUG dates to around 1850-1860 and is in the typical pink lustre tones. The Mug measures 4" in height with the diameter being the same. Whilst not in perfect condition it is in a good state overall. We have highlighted the faults in our pictures...a hairline crack at rim, a chip and small repair on base, and a couple of small chips on the bottom ring. A sailing ship...possibly a Tea Clipper is pictured to front, with a Motto to back "Forgive & Forget" with floral surround. Sunderland Lustreware is a type of pottery originating from Sunderland, England. Several potteries were located along the banks of the River Wear in Sunderland in the Nineteenth Century. Though many made everyday tableware, some of them made a distinct type which became known as Sunderland Lustre Ware. similar pottery made in Tyneside (Newcastle upon Tyne and North Shields) and in Staffordshire also received this designation in later years. This pottery is now very collectible. It is normally found in a pink form, but orange and other colours are also found. Typical pieces are religious plaques, and jugs featuring a design incorporating the bridge over the River Wear, or various heraldic and Masonic - devices.
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