Staffordshire Pearlware Child’s Mug “Breeze” c. 1860Staffordshire Pearlware Child’s Mug “Breeze” c. 1860Staffordshire Pearlware Child’s Mug “Breeze” c. 1860Staffordshire Pearlware Child’s Mug “Breeze” c. 1860Staffordshire Pearlware Child’s Mug “Breeze” c. 1860Staffordshire Pearlware Child’s Mug “Breeze” c. 1860Staffordshire Pearlware Child’s Mug “Breeze” c. 1860Staffordshire Pearlware Child’s Mug “Breeze” c. 1860Staffordshire Pearlware Child’s Mug “Breeze” c. 1860

A mid-19th Century Staffordshire Pearlware Child's Mug "Breeze", with a brown transfer showing an allegorical figure of the wind (cherub with wings) blowing the hat off a boy's head and blowing the skirt up for a little girl (ala that famous Marilyn Monroe photo!). The wind has also mischievously turned the girl's umbrella (or in this case, it is probably a bumbershoot) inside-out! One wonders why such an image was put on a child's mug, except to make them smile. The mug is 2 3/8" tall and 2 ½" in diameter. It has an applied handle. Very fine condition with no chips, cracks or lines. The transfer is crisp and the brown color strong. There is some underglaze surface marks near the handle, which do not interfere with the transfer, and a very short, non-threatening firing line in the handle (see last photo).

Item ID: WPA 518

Staffordshire Pearlware Child’s Mug “Breeze” c. 1860

$225 USD

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