C1830 Staffordshire Child’s Sign-Language Mug

C1830 Staffordshire Child’s Sign-Language Mug

$795.00

C1830 Staffordshire Child's Sign-Language Mug

Dimensions

2.5

Circa

1830

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Medicine, Therapeutic & Functional Aids

Description

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. 

 

Ask the Dealer

Item enquiry

To enquire about this item, complete the form bellow to send a message to the Dealer

Enter Email
Confirm Email
Sending

Dealer information

US M&R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for almost four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: mgordon1940@gmail.com or 718-623-6777