Pussy's Flying Stunt Mug Paragon China Staffordshire England c1920
This is a scarce early mug made by Paragon China. The design features a cat and a World War 1 1920's biplane. Part of a story series, the mug tells part of the tale of the flying cat. The verse on the mug reads:
At last I decided to go for a fly ~ Not intending to soar very high ~ so I switched on the petrol and started to rise ~ And was very soon linked with the sky!
The illustration shows a wild eyed black cat sporting a red bow, boarding a World War 1 bi-plane airplane. The mug is signed on the front left by Mary Irving. The porcelain mug measures 2 3/4 inches tall, transfer printed in black with hand coloring in red green yellow and blue with green outlining along the rims and handle. Marked on the bottom ‘Paragon China Made in England’ with a Star and the title ‘Pussy’s Flying Stunt’. It also carries a paint decorator’s signature mark 6415.
The mug is in fairly good overall condition with a tight hairline crack descending from the rim to the right of the cat, and no other chips cracks or repairs. Light wear to the rim consistent with age and prior use.
A lovely and rare mug for collectors of cats WW1 early airplanes and transportation wares. Please contact us with any questions or if you would like to see additional photos.