Mid 19th C Staffordshire Pearlware Child's Cup, "Breeze"

Regular price $55.00

I've got a real weakness for these antique Staffordshire child's mugs--in part because of the great clean lines of the cup, and look of old pearlware in general, but especially for the transfer imagery, which tends to feels spot on, and usually to roll a a life lesson into it one way or another. In this case, with cherub mischievously disrupting the scene as he casts breezes down on man and little girl, it might be to understand there are forces beyond one's control, and better to hold on to your hat!! 

2 5/8" tall x 2 1/2" d; at applied handle it measures 3 3/8" across. Good antique condition, c. 1860, with a few small chips along the bottom rim and some scattered  underglaze surface marks visible against the white body of the cup.