CHILD'S NURSERY MUG
PEARLWARE TRANSFERWARE MUG
CINDERELLA & BO PEEP
Staffordshire England ~ c. 1850
This is a little child's transferware mug, circa 1850. This diminutive piece stands 3 1/4 " tall x 3 " wide with an applied loop handle. The mug is light weight and beautifully potted with a pearlware glaze.
It is transfer printed in brown with a scene on one side of Little Bo Peep, staff in hand, who has Lost her Sheep. A geometric ribbon separates this scene. The other side of this marvelous mug features Cinderella with her glass slipper. Rare to find Cinderella on an antique mug. The scenes are naive and richly detailed.
The piece is unmarked. Mugs like this were made as gifts for good children and rewards of merit, used to aid in children's education and moral training, and to encourage their imaginations in the early to mid-19th century.
The mug is is exceptional condition. No chips, no cracks, no hairlines and no repairs. The cup will make a great addition to your collection.