Staffordshire Transfer Printed Ironstone Jug
CHILDHOOD ~ NAUGHTY CAT SLEEPING CHILD
Ford & Challinor Staffordshire England c 1860
This scarce Staffordshire transfer printed ironstone pitcher or jug stands 7-3/4 inches tall with a twisted rope handle. It measures 6 inches across the widest part of the piece. Black transfer print on ironstone with clear glaze.
The jug is a marked example of the CHILDHOOD pattern by Ford & Challinor in the Staffordshire potting region of England c1860. It is has a zig zag border pattern, illustrated on each side with the image of a naughty kitty cat drinking milk out of a bowl in the lap of a sleeping toddler. Very endearing scene, a perfect illustration for a child's milk jug.
The jug is in very good condition with a small glaze flake inside the top rim and no chips cracks or repairs. Minor typical firing imperfections consistent with age. A bold and striking design, a rare marked example, the jug will make a wonderful addition to any collection of cat and childhood ironstone transferware. Offered as is.
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