On one side of this droll pressed glass mug is a small boy with a begging dog; on the other side is a small boy on all-fours in front of a dog food dish. The mug is very sturdy, made of heavy glass, with a strong rectangular molded handle. The thick seamless floor of the mug was applied, as was the handle.
Measures 4” from rim to handle end x 3 ½” tall. Wide heavy base is 3 ¾” in diameter and 3/16” thick.
Unmarked, this piece is from the Bryce Glass Company, made in early 1880s. Boy and Begging Dog mug came in three sizes, one larger and one smaller than this one, and was part of a series including Deer and Cow; Heron and Peacock (Reference: EAPG Pattern site).
Both of the large pressed images, front and back, are clear and crisp, showing all the detail. Upper walls of cup and the handle are clear. Interior floor and lower 1” of inside walls are cloudy, and rim of cup has multiple dings, a rough place and a small scratch. We’ve priced the piece low thinking that someone could use it to start a collection. And it is still charming!
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