Creamware Courtship & Matrimony Mug Printed in Puce
Creamware Courtship & Matrimony Mug Printed in Puce
Creamware Courtship & Matrimony Mug Printed in Puce

Creamware Courtship & Matrimony Mug Printed in Puce

1800 England

Offered by Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc

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Creamware Mug printed with Courtship & Matrimony,
Late 18th Century.

A print showing male and female reversible heads with Courtship all smiles and Matrimony turned to scowling misery was published by I. Wallis of Ludgate Street on 26th November 1789. This seems to be the source for the model for this and other examples on creamware (see below).

The puce mug depicts a popular subject on pottery of this period depicting an image titled courtship and when turned upside down becomes a little different with the title Matrimony.

Below the printed design is the following verse:

When two Fond Fools together meet,
Each look gives Joy, each Kiss so Sweet,
But Wed how cold, and cross they be,
Turn upside down and you'll see.

On some examples the following verse can be found above Matrimony:

That form once o'er, with anger brow
The married pair both peevish grow;
All night and day they scowl and brawl,
She calls him Ass, he calls her Fool.
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Reference: Printed English Pottery: History and Humour in the reign of George III 1760-1820, David Drakard, Page 67, for illustration and discussion of related jug #156.
Dimensions
Height 5.00 inch (12.70 cm)
Width 5.00 inch (12.70 cm)
Depth 3.25 inch (8.25 cm)
Stock Code
ny8376B
Medium
creamware pottery
Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc

Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc
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