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Pearlware Staffordshire ABC Mug ~ ELEPHANT ~ 1850
EARLY CHILDS TRANSFERWARE MUG
Staffordshire England ~ c. 1850
This is a whimsical child's transferware mug, circa 1850. This diminutive piece stands 2 5/8 " tall x 2 3/4 " wide with an applied loop handle. The mug is light weight and beautifully potted with a pearlware glaze. It is transfer printed in dark black with a scene of an Elephant and his handlers, the scene is naive and richly detailed. The mug is further enhanced with 3 color polychrome hand clobbering. The Alphabet is impressed around the top of the rim.
The condition of this exceptional mug is great. Clean and bright, Never Used. A small line at the bottom of the handle.
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