Foley China (Wileman & Co.) antique nursery ware mug - "The Babes in the Wood"
Foley China (Wileman & Co.) antique nursery ware mug - "The Babes in the Wood"
Foley China (Wileman & Co.) antique nursery ware mug - "The Babes in the Wood"
Foley China (Wileman & Co.) antique nursery ware mug - "The Babes in the Wood"
Foley China (Wileman & Co.) antique nursery ware mug - "The Babes in the Wood"

Foley China (Wileman & Co.) antique nursery ware mug - "The Babes in the Wood"

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Genuine late Victorian or Edwardian children's porcelain tableware - FREE UK P&P
£64.50

Product description

Foley China (Wileman & Co.) antique nursery ware mug - "The Babes in the Wood"
 
A charming original late Victorian or Edwardian antique "The Babes in the Wood" children's mug by Foley China (Wileman & Co.), with a large hand-coloured transfer picture to one side and a verse or rhyme beginning "The owls were trying hard to sing" to the other, together with gilt trim to the rim and handle. The base bears a green printed "THE FOLEY CHINA / ENGLAND" crown and monogram stamp (as used c.1895-1910), along with the printed registration number "397890" and a small painted "3".
 
Although this genuine antique nursery ware mug shows some signs of age (see condition description below), together with minor manufacturing imperfections (including a small glazed nibble to the handle and various imperfections to the transfer) - and, as it predates present-day safety standards, is not recommended for use with food or drink, and especially not for use by children - it remains a delightful display piece, of interest to collectors of Foley China and childhood memorabilia alike.
 
Date / era: c.1895-1910
 
Material: Porcelain
 
Brand / manufacturer: Foley China (Wileman & Co.)
 
Country of origin: United Kingdom
 
Dimensions (approx.): 7.4cm (2.9in) tall; 7.1cm (2.8in) diameter at top
 
Condition: Some crazing to base and handle; age wear including minor surface scratches, wear to gilt, and wear / marking to foot (please see photos)
 
Unit quantity: 1
 
Unit weight (approx., before packing for transit): 120g
 
No. of units available (at last update): 1
 

Unit Price: £64.50 GBP - including FREE Special Delivery within the United Kingdom
 
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Brand Foley China
Code 2/156
Condition Used