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February 13, 2019

Charming ironstone mug or tankard from the Regency period. Features a horse and carriage trotting up to a rather Jane Austen-y country house. Delightful object. Condition is good, and would make a pretty mug for arranging flowers.

'Ironstone' was developed in Staffordshire (first patented by Charles James Mason in 1813), as an alternative to porcelain during the early 19th century. It's noted for its strength and resistance to chipping.