Child’s alphabet cup, for the letters I and J, with rhymes from Tom Thumb’s Alphabet.
‘I is an Italian who had a white mouse’ (showing the Italian, in hat, and a large mouse)
‘J is a Joiner who built up a house’ (showing the joiner and his tools)
Pearlware, Staffordshire, c. 1840? One of a set of 13? From the School House, Bergh Apton.