Here is a very neat and attractive mug or small tankard in near amazing condition. The interesting shape of this ornate handle is quite rare and helps to date it to the period around 1790-95, the Flight period at Worcester. Normal handles for mugs were simple loops. This handle makes a stylish statement. The underside is marked with the Worcester mark of a crescent in blue. It stands just a little higher than three and a quarter inches, too small to be called a tankard, but quite a bit bigger than a coffee can or cup. No damage, and I don’t see any wear at all. It was formerly in the collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and it bears the museum’s red accession numbers on the bottom.
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