Antique Childs ABC Mug
CINDERELLA ~ MOTHER HUBBARD & DOG
Staffordshire England ~ c. 1880
This whimsical 3" childs has has two transfer printed figural nursery rhymes images in green.
The images illustrated the classic Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales CINDERELLA and OLD MOTHER HUBBARD and her Dog.
The mug is in overall good condition, with a hairline on the rim to the right of Mother Hubbard, and no other chips cracks or repairs. Enlarged stilt marks along the rim original to the making. The workmanship is haphazard, which is one of the reasons many people collect the series today...not fine china, and not meant to be; it was made for children and probably considered disposable. The transfers are not aligned neatly, there is runny glaze and little bumps and dips and transfer wrinkles and glazed over edge frits original to the making. The naïve and hasty style adds to the folksy charm. Offered as is.
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