Here we have a charming two-piece children’s restaurant ware set, a mug and a small plate made by Shenango. The mug, or cup, features chubby little boys on either side, one holding a bull terrier on a leash, the other blowing bubbles with a pipe. Opposite the handle end is a small picture of Simple Simon holding his baby sister by the hand. The Pieman is inside at the bottom of the mug! The plate features the same little bubble-maker surrounded by nursery rhyme characters around the edge: Simple Simon, Georgie Porgie, Jack and Jill. Both pieces are lined with bright green.
Mug measures 3 ¾” rim to handle end x 2 7/8” tall. Plate is 5 3/8” in diameter x 3/4” high.
Mark on undersides of both pieces is outline of Native American potter in green with Shenango China / Newcastle, PA underneath, all under glaze. Mark was used from 1920s-early 1950s. Uncoded. Both pieces also stamped with under glaze letter O.
Condition is excellent with no cracks, chips, scratches or crazing. There is light transfer wear to the Bubble-blower’s trousers. All other transfers are excellent.
This is adorable – AND we have two more sets in this pattern for you to view!
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