A c1830 English child’s mug with a blue and white transfer print showing hands demonstrating the letters of the alphabet. In a less enlightened age such mugs were referred to as “deaf and dumb mugs”. No evident cracks or hairlines. The transfer print is not perfect but they seldom are. Height: 2.5″ or 6.5cm. For similar examples see Noel Riley’s GIFTS FOR SMALL CHILDREN: THE HISTORY OF CHILDREN’S POTTERY 1790-1890, 1991: 124 and 125.
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