Item : Child's Transfer- Ware Alphabet Mug ..... Qq
Origin : Staffordshire England , Circa 1850
Marks : Appropriately none
Materials : Soft Paste Pottery w/ Pearl Ware Glaze & Transfer Ware Decoration
Size : 2 & 5/8" Tall , ...... 2 & 3/4" Diameter
Scale : Child's Size , ...... Please see sizes as items can appear larger or smaller in the pictures than in person.
Condition : Excellent , ...... Commensurate with age and use. No chips or repairs and the faint hairline crack on the bottom is superficial and does not go through to the inside .
The only condition issue worth noting is original to the mug, the off-centered transfer ware-printing at the bottom .
Comments : For the letter Q , both upper and lower case , this child's blue transfer-ware mug says at the bottom : QUARREL BETWEEN CAPTAIN BLACK AND OLD CLAUDE SCRATCH . Child's mugs like this one were given as gifts and made to aid in learning their letters. ...... This one expounds on the letter Q through the charming depiction of the a-fore-mentioned Captain Black, Old Claude Scratch along with three lady cats observing the quarrel before them. ...... Round in shape on a scored stepped bottom with an applied handle . These antique child's mugs are never easy to find and this one with cats is especially wonderful !
As always delivered to you in a new gift box ready to give or keep . ......
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