This delightful child’s alphabet cup, mug, tankard was produced in Staffordshire, England during the early 19th century, circa 1830. The mug features an educational transfer printed blue design, on one side is the letter ‘S’ displayed next to a ship and a swan. To the reverse side of the mug is the letter ‘t’ for tiger. This is a visual teaching aid for young children, the idea being that ‘S’ stands for ship and ‘t’ stands for tiger. This is the perfect item for anyone who collects all things blue and white or has a passion for early English pottery and porcelain. Please see our collection of blue and white items listed in our Ruby Lane store.
Please see an identical example of this mug in Reference: Plate 433 in Gifts For Good Children The History Of Children’s China Part 1 1790-1890 by Noel Riley.
Measuring: Width including handle 4 inch (10 cm) by height 2 7/8 inch (7.5 cm).
Condition: Stable vertical hold hairline from the rim to the base. Small chip to the foot rim with some minor nibbles. Two small surface chips to the rim, a small unglazed area on ship from manufacturing process.
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