Early Pearlware Religious Child's Mug ~ 1830
EARLY CHILDS TRANSFERWARE MUG
WISE SAFE AND HONEST
Staffordshire England ~ c. 1830
This soft paste creamware mug stands 2 3/4 " tall x 2 3/4 " wide with an applied acanthus type loop handle. The mug is light weight and beautifully potted with a pearlware glaze.
The mug is transfer printed in black with a spectacular scrolling with whisps of flowers and a bible surrounding the verse.
None are wise, or safe, but they who are honest.
The piece is unmarked. It most certainly was made in the Staffordshire district. 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 images were taken from copperplate engravings used in children's books of the same period.
The condition of this exceptional mug is great, clean and bright with a tiny glaze flake to the inside of the rim. Nicely potted and the transfers were applied with a good deal of attention to detail. It is amazing that this little piece was made for a child so long ago!
Children's early mugs of this quality is quite scarce and highly sought after. We have other mugs of this quality, please inquire. Please email me if you need further information. Please email me with any questions or if you would like to see additional photos.