Brown English Transferware Huge Joke Cup & Saucer Tonquin Roses Swans Cottage Royal Staffordshire
Brand Alfred Meakin
Extra Large Joke Cup & Saucer
Staffordshire Alfred Meakin Tonquin
For consideration is this lovely, vintage oversized joke cup and saucer depicting a Colonial home near a lake with sailboats, a waterfall and bridge, swans below the waterfall and mountains in the background. There is a Romantic era urn filled with flowers in the foreground.
Joke cups are very hard to come by as they are so overszied. I am not sure when the term joke came into being for them but for decades these large pieces have been referred to as such. They are very collectible in and of themselves. I have two or three in my personal collection which I use for small plants like ivy, etc. They are lovely just to display or for a nice bowl of soup!
Saucer measures 8 5/8" x Cup is 3 1/4" tall 7 1/8" handle to rim
Condition: Excellent, no chips or cracks, little crazing