Leaves and cherries in relief decorate this charming frog mug. The leaves are painted green and the cherries red, there is a green band around the top and bottom. The frog is green. 2 1/2" high and 2 1/4" wide, this mug is charming. 19th century.
Unusual staffordshire polychrome frog mug, late 19th century. Leaves and berries in relief decorate the mug and are nicely painted. There is a blue band at the top and the handle is almost bamboo like in appearance. 3 1/2" high and 3 " across. For the frog mug collector, this one is a treat.
A creamware mug, with decorated in copper and pink lustre, with a cartouche at the center in brown. The transfer reads "More Friends and Lefs Need of Them." Printed in Old English usage the mug dates C1800. The copper lustre rings the top of the mug, and the ink the bottom and decorated the handle. The condition is mint, with just a small flea bite at the bottom, not a problem, mentioned only for accuracy. The mug measures 3 1/2 by 3 1/2.
Standing 3" tall this pink lustre splash mug is a wonderful example of lustre decoration. It is decorated inside as well with a 2' border, then showing its creamware body. A lovely mug.
A rare early 19th century Staffordshire frog and newt loving cup. It is an allover lovely blue and white foliate decoration and stands 4" tall, the diameter is also 4". It has a wonderful verse to the front which reads:
A friend that is social goodnatured & free
To a pot of my liquer right welcome shall be
But he that is proud & illnatured may pass
By my door to an alehouse & pay for his glass.
There is a black and white spotted frog to the base and on both sides, and there is a simiarly decorated newt. It is in excellent condition.
These frog and newt loving cups don't come on the market often, and this is perfect for the frog mug collector as well as the collector of blue and white.
A Creamware child's plate with pink lustre decoration. Surrounded by a polychrome daisy border highlighted in pink lustre is a blue transfer of 3 men working and a proverb from Poor richard's Almanac which reads "Handle your tools without mittens, remember the cat in gloves could catch no mice." And another "Constant dripping wears away stones and little strokes fell great oaks." The plate is perfect and has a firing mark at 7 o'clock that has beenpainted and glazed. C 1830
This is a well known but difficult to find Staffordshire childs mug showing reclining cats on one side and resting dogs on the other, shown on a blue ground. Reticulation to the top of the mug and transfer decorated inside the rim with a piece of the same transfer to the underside. The mug is 4" tall and 4 1/8 wide, this one being the largest of the three sizes made. A great addition to your collection. Excellent condition with a shard of undecorated pottery to one side of the mug which shows in the picture.
These mugs were made in the 19th century and painted and decorated by women and children who worked at the potteries in the towns. Most of the pottery that was used in Europe was made in the 5 pottery towns in the Staffordshire area. These mugs were given as rewards of merit, birthday gifts, tokens of affection and were used and loved by the children who received them. they are highly collectable today and this one is one of the most desirable.
This is a very good pottery mug C 1830 with a cartouche in black which reads A Present For Joseph. the cartouche is very large and ornate and has a flower growing in the center. This is a very pretty and unusual mug and the condition if excellent.
A Wonderful Creamware childs Mug C 1800 A Present For Writting Well. Creamware Ground with a sepia tramsfer it is identical to the other except for the subject. These mugs are very rare and this one has some crazing from age but is otherwise perfect. 3" tall it is a treat.
A Wonderful and Rare Creamware Childs Mug C1800 A Present For Going To School. Sepia Transfer on creamware body with pink lustre decoration to rim and handle. Small rim chip and very small one to bottom of the mug. these are so rare and were given to 19th century children as gifts for good behavior. Otherwise perfect.
A Collector's Guide To ABC Plates Mugs and Things, Mildred and Joseph Chalala, Pridemark Press, Lancaster,Pa. 1980 The one that all dealers and collectors use. this book is especially good because when the auction of Chalala's personal collection took place I wrote the prices in the book.
A Franklin Maxim Plate with a painted daisy border with a pink lustre band around the outside. The transfer in blue, shows three men at work, one felling a tree. The transfer reads Constant dripping wears away stones and little strokes fell great oaks. The other reads handle your tools without mittens, remember the cat in gloves catches no mice. The plate is unrestored and perfect.
An early Pratt childs plate C1820 with a decorated and painted impressed border. Showing a painted flower transfer in the center reading "for a good boy" The plate measures 5" and is perfect. These plates were given as rewards for good conduct or for schlorship in the 19th century and also as tokens of affection.
An English pottery 19th century childs plate with a molded floral border. The transfer in green showing a bird of paradise, a teaching tool used in the 19th century. Series on animals, birds, manners, alphabets, names, were given to children as rewards for good conduct or as teaching tools. Perfect