Here is a large, Staffordshire Blue and White Transfer Mug in what I believe to be “The Cowman” pattern by an unknown maker. The medium-blue mug dates c. 1830 and was probably for cider or ale. The wrap-around transfer scene shows a cow standing, with the cowman talking to a well-dressed man standing under a tree. There is a thatched roof cottage and mountains in the distance. The border includes flowers and cabling on the edge. The mug is 3 ¾” in diameter and 4 1/8” high. Nicely shaped applied handle, which is also transfer decorated. The only mark is a “v” on the bottom.
The mug is in excellent condition. The transfer is clear and the color strong. There are no chips, cracks, lines or restorations. A rare form in Staffordshire transferware from this period.