C. 1820s Georgian English large Staffordshire double handled prank or ague tankard with raised hunting dog motifs on either side and pottery frog inside. These were sometimes called ague mugs because it was thought that the shock of seeing the frog when one drained the cup would cure ague. 8 1/4" across handles, 5 1/2" high.
There is wear to the paint on the rims and some firing cracks in the interior from time of manufacture, as well as a rust mark, as shown.
EARLY 19TH CENTURY ANTIQUE STAFFORDSHIRE DOUBLE HANDLED PRANK AGUE MUG WITH FROG INSIDE HUNTING DOG MOTIF listed in:
Antique and Vintage Pottery
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