Offered for purchase is a beautiful Lenox Belleek (American) Grape Design Tankard/Mug (Signed "N.W.P."/Dated 1912) hand-painted/decorated in the US or Canada as part of the Arts & Crafts movement.
The design for this item is by Sara Wood-Safford and may be found in the November 1903 issue of Keramic Studio Magazine. A photo of the page is included in this listing. Keramic Studio Magazine was a monthly publication for the amateur porcelain/china decorator which provided designs, detailed instructions on porcelain/china decorating, as well as articles and photographs of competitions and displays between various china decorating studios and clubs. The magazine was first published in May 1899 and continued into the late-1920’s; it then became Design Magazine, which addressed a wider range of designs than china decorating and craft work, and continued publication into the 1930’s.
The mug is in excellent condition... no chips, cracks or repairs, although there are some minor surface scratches and wear from age and use, and a small nick under the gold on the rim which most likely occurred during decorating. The mug is approximately 7 inches tall and 5.2 inches in diameter including the handle, and is marked as indicated in the pictures.
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Lenox Belleek (American) Grape Design Tankard/Mug (Signed "N.W.P."/Dated 1912) - Keramic Studio Design