This is an English children’s mug. It is soft paste porcelain. The maker is Royal Doulton. The date is circa 1902 to 1920.
The mug is decorated with a nursery rhyme – transfer prints. The glaze color is cream. The front of the mug shows a young gentleman doffing his hat to a pretty young lady. The back of the mug shows the rhyme:
“Where are you going, lo, my pretty maid?” I’m going a milking! Sir” she said. “What is your fortune! My pretty maid?” “My face is my fortune, Sir” she said. “Then I can’t marry you, my pretty maid!” “Nobody asked you, Sir” she said.
Good for the pretty maid. She told him off. All right.
The mug is 3 ¼” high and 3 ¼” wide at the bottom.
There was a gold trim around the rim, but it is mostly gone; the gold trim on the handle is still there. There is light crazing, in the glaze only, no cracks. There are a few ash flecks in the glaze. The interior has a small area of discoloration. There are no chips, nicks or cracks.
This specific nursery rhyme mug is on the rare side.
The marks on the bottom are 1) green lion over a crown, 2) Royal Doulton England in green, and 3) in red “copyright nursery rhymes.”
English Royal Doulton Nursery Rhyme Children’s Mug Pretty Maid c 1902 - 1920
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