‘EAGLE RIDING ON A SHELL: WASHINGTON, PATRIOT OF AMERICA,’ STAFFORDSHIRE MEDIUM BLUE TRANSFER-PRINTED CHILDREN’S MUG, ATTRIBUTED TO RALPH HALL & SON, TUNSTALL, 1822-49.
Sold: $600 ($500)
Inscribed on the front “TO WASHINGTON The Patriot of AMERICA.,” within a floral and foliate scroll border, each side printed with a view of an eagle afloat on a shell, bearing a shield on its breast and clutching a brace of arrows, a laurel branch and flags, letter “V” in underglaze-blue. Height 2 ⅜ inches.
Provenance: Margaret Sutor Antiques, Flourtown, Pennsylvania, December 3, 1987.