Commemorative Loving Cup – Frog Mug – Black Transferware
Item:- Commemorative Frog Mug / Loving Cup – Black Transferewares
Size:-Around 3 ½ inches high and 6 inches handle to handle
Condition:-There is light crazing and a very feint hairline which does not appear to go through
Firing cracks around the frogs but this is in the making where the clay shrinks –
A couple of little areas of wear to the glaze but overall the piece is in good condition
Weight:- 0.302gr (0.665lbs)
About:- Shepherds Friendly started life as a sickness and benefits society, Ashton Unity, which was formed in Ashton Under Lynne Lancashire on Christmas Day in 1826. It was later renamed as the Loyal Order of Ancient Shepherds, “loyal” referring to the Crown and “shepherds” to the Nativity of Jesus. Its objects were “to relieve the sick, bury the dead, and assist each other in all cases of unavoidable distress, so far as in our power lies, and for the promotion of peace and goodwill towards the human race”.
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