ANTIQUE CHILDS ALPHABET ABC MUG
A IS FOR APPLE B IS FOR BALL
Staffordshire England c. 1840
This 2 5/8 " high x 2 7/8 " wide, excluding the applied handle, childrens mug is transfer printed in dark black with a pearlware glaze. Hand colored under the glaze.
One side has an upper and lower case letter ~ A ~ with an Apple cider barrel, an Archer, an Apple picker in an Apple tree and an Apple. The other side of the mug has an upper and lower case ~ B ~ with a Bible, Books, Bat, Bag, Bell, Bowl,Bottle, Basket, and Ball.
A stands for Apple which here may you see.
B is for Ball as round as can be.
The mug is in very good condition with a small chip off the base and two hairlines inside the cup. Otherwise fine condition.
Mugs like these were given as gifts to children on special occasions and were used as educational tools, as well. A lovely addition to your ABC collection.