Children’s Cups and Toys

Childhood objects from labourers’ rubbish in Kent.

  • Top: nursery rhyme mugs with verses from The House that Jack Built. Green and Brown transfer-print, pearlware, Staffordshire, c. 1840?
  • Centre: alphabet mugs and a tiny doll, with part of a doll’s plate and a blue glass cockerel below. The cockerel is the lid to a small dish (not shown). To the left of it is a a cup showing a boy with a hoop. To the right is a cup with a picture of a wren and the word ‘wren’ (possibly ‘w’ from a set depicted letters of the alphabet).
  • Bottom, left to right: child’s thimble, doll’s head, maid feeding birds, small statue of a cockerel (the last two in imitation Parian ware).

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December 22, 2014

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