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.
This is a beautiful 19th Century Coalport Friendship two handled mug. The mug is hand painted with cabbage roses and garden flowers, a colorful bouquet, on a white ground. The mug is a burgendy color and is highlighted in gold for accent. The condition is excellent and the mug dates 1850. The presentation reads, A "Present From A Friend" in Gold script. The inside rim of the mug is decorated in gilt.
A Llanelly pearlware child's plate from the Robinson Carusoe series. this plate dates ear;y 19th century and is pictured in Embossed Work, Hughes and Pugh. The plate which is 5" is titled Robinson Carusoe Reparing His Wardrobe has a black transfer set to the center. The border which is raised, has been hand painted in red, blue and green. the plate is perfect and is an excellent example of its kind. the back of the plate has a firing crack which is shallow and does not detract from its value. there is a picture of it in the listing.
A Staffordshire pottery transfer decorated pitcher "Jane." Standing 3" and with a red pastoral transfer, the name is printed in black at the front. One side of the pitcher shows a deer running through a forest, the other side shows a woman standing in a garden and looking into the window. The condition is excellent.
These were sold at country fairs in 19th Century England and given to children as tokens of affection. they are very collectable and highly prized.
Wonderful antique Staffordshire child's mug "Jane." Set on a creamware ground is a lovely cartouche in greys and black. The name Jane appears in the center, surrounded by flowers and scrolls. the rim of the mug is painted a deep rose and the handle is decorated also. the mug stands 2 3/4" tall and is C 1840 and perfect.
These mugs were popular gifts for children and were given at Christenings, Birthdays, Holidays and as rewards for merit in school and church. They were sold at traveling fairs around the country during the 19th Century and also in better shops. They are very collectable and charming today.
A 19th Century Staffordshire octagonal child's plate, "B Is For Ball." Set to the center is a brown transfer which has been hand painted. The letter B is shown along with a large ball, a bat, a basket, a bowl,and the word bless in the background. The entire plate is decorated with an impressed design which is shown in picture three. This is quite a rare plate, the condition is excellent and it is large as children's plates go, 8 1/2". It dates C 1840, these plates were used as teaching aids for 19th century children, and the alphabet is one of the many subjects found on these charming children's plates. A great addition to your collection.
A Gaudy Ironstone Mug bearing the name "Jane" in the Blinking Eye pattern C 1840. The traditional colors of orange, blue, green and red have gold decoration and highlighting. The mug is 3 1/2" tall and the condition is excellent.
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 wonderful Creil mocha creamware mug in a seaweed decoration. the decoration is brown and looks wonderful against the warmth of the creamware. The Creil factory was founded about 1784 for the manufacture of English style earthenware. It was the first French pottery to use transfer printing . Porcelain was never made there, only pottery. Marks are either stamped in the paste as in this mug or were stenciled.
This Creil mocha mug is 2 3/4" tall and 2 1/2" wide. There is a flake to the rim as I show in the pictures. Otherwise the decoration is clear and very nice. This little mocha mug dates about 1810 and is a real treat. Some of the pictures are dark, the lighter ones are more the real color.
This is one of the nicest and clearest mocha creamware mugs I've seen in a long time. Light blue, deeper blue and black bands and decoration on a creamware mug. the mug stands 3 1/2" tall and is perfect despite its age which is considerable. It dates 1820 and is unmarked as most mocha is. The name comes from the mocha stone or moss agate which the design resembles.
Mocha decoration is made by the potters using a mixture called "tea" that was put onto the slip while still damp. this caused the color to spread out like tree like fronds that contrasted with the white earthenware. An acidic solution formed patterns like tree,fern, shrub and seaweed. On some mocha pieces black rings were added as in this one.