RARE COLOR EARLY CHILDS TRANSFERWARE MUG
SIGN LANGUAGE ~ ALPHABET ~ ABC
Staffordshire England ~ c. 1830
This child's transferware mug, circa 1830, is extremely rare. It stands 2 1/2 " tall and 2 1/2 " wide excluding the applied loop handle. The mug has a turned base, is light weight and beautifully potted with a heavy pearlware glaze.
It is transfer decorated in purple, with 24 blocks, like a checkboard, each containing a letter of the alphabet and corresponding sign from finger-spelling or sign language for the deaf. The upper right-hand corner depicts an entire hand, representing the five vowels. The mug is richly detailed -- a very desirable ABC mug!
The condition of this exceptional mug is great.
10 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List
Whimsical quirky and irresistible antique gifts for children of all ages
Summer Sale ~ Come and See What's Hot!