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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Antique Hand Coloured Shepherd Boy China Mug

Antique china mug featureing a resting shepherd boy in a woodland setting with three sheep and his dog. The transfer is on twice and has been hand detailed and coloured, and quite roughly, too. I have no clue as to the maker - the one example I found online on an auctioneer's site was similarly clueless  but the diamond registration mark dates the mug to 18th March 1876. It does have some damage, most notably the handle which has been been repaired with what looks epoxy resin although it looks to be a very old repair. There is also a hairline crack opposite the handle running for about 1/3 way down from the rim. There is also some discolouration and staining from one or two glaze cracks in the base. Colours are good though and a more skilled repair will reward the buyer with a nice piece.       

8cm (h) x 10.5cm

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