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Elsmore And Foster Staffordshire Loving Cup


£320 | $426 USD | €363 EUR
Item Number: SA537316
Date of manufacture: 1850
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Hallidays (Fine Antiques) Ltd
This antique has been viewed 17 times in the past month with the most views from France.


A large two handled loving cup or 'surprise' earthenware presentation mug. Decorated with transfer prints of theatrical engravings and chap-book prints. It was probably made by the Staffordshire firm of Elsmore and Forster, Clayhills Pottery, Tunstall, which operated between 1853 and 1871 and specialised in this type of presentation ware.
Whilst relatively rare to find clown prints, this clown print and Harlequinade figure group also feature on similar Elsmore and Forster jugs.
Inside the mug nestle two charming frogs.
There is an almost identical mug in the Victoria and Albert Museum collection:
Height: 12cm
Width: 20cm approx, including handles
In completely unrestored, original condition - some wear to glaze, particularly on handles, small chip in rim, very fine hairline crack in one side and fine firing crack to exterior of base.
Internal Ref: MRC383


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1850.


Height = 12 cm (4.7")
Width = 20 cm (7.9")
Depth = 20 cm (7.9")

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Hallidays (Fine Antiques) Ltd
Queen Street
Dorchester on Thames
OX10 7HR
United Kingdom

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