A Rocking Whistle Eggcup Formed as a Stork

A Rocking Whistle Eggcup Formed as a Stork
Stock No. 460
An extremely rare Rocking and Whistle egg cup modelled as a stork painted in enamel colours - blue, brown, black, and with pale green and lilac lustre glazes, with a whistle protruding from the rear and on a curved base. Marked to the base with the circular mark reading "Foreign". Novelty eggcups pre-dating the 2nd world war which were made in Germany for the British market commonly bear that mark. Whistle egg cups are fairly rare. Rocking egg cups are especially rare (as they were rocked by children and frequently ended up broken and thrown out as a result) - so a rocking whistle egg cup is consequently extraordinarily rare. Dimensions : Height : 3 inches (Note : Not listed in Egg Cups an Illustrated History by Brenda C Blake or Collecting Egg Cups - An Introduction to Pocillovy by Winnie Freeman)

Pre World War 2 novelty egg cup formed as a parrot

Pre World War 2 novelty egg cup formed as a parrot
Stock No. 459
A scarce novelty egg cup, formed in the shape of a parrot. Pre 1939 and of German manufacture. Hand painted in colours (green, yellow, red and black). Printed circular mark to base reading "Foreign". Most novelty eggcups pre-dating the 2nd world war which were made in Germany bear that mark. Excellent condition. Dimensions : Height : 2.5 inches (Note : Not listed in Egg Cups an Illustrated History by Brenda C Blake or Collecting Egg Cups - An Introduction to Pocillovy by Winnie Freeman)

Paragon Mother Goose Series Cup by Chloe Preston

Paragon Mother Goose Series Cup by Chloe Preston
Stock No. 458
A very rare children's cup from the Mother Goose Series designed by Chloe Preston for Paragon circa 1918, and illustrated in hand painted coloured enamels, with two little children in nightgowns at bedtime, one seated with a cup before a fire and the other holding a doll and pointing towards the other. The legend reads " CROSS PATCH, draw the latch, Sit by the fire and spin; Take a cup, and drink it up, Then call your neighbours in ".This is one of the now more obscure nursery rhymes which may date back to the 18th century, and which has several variations and possible connotations. A "cross patch" is generally taken to mean an ill tempered person. The base bears the Paragon star mark,Below which PARAGON CHINA MADE IN ENGLAND Mother Goose Series , along with the pattern number 6066. Condition is very good with no damages and little wear to the illustrations and text, but some minor paint speckling (from the green rim paint mostly within the interior of the cup) Dimensions : Height : 2.75 inches Reserved (Cf. Gifts for Good Children The History of Children's China Vol. 2 by Maureen p.119-120 where the Mother Goose series is described but this specific cup has eluded mention and illustration in this excellent reference work, being so particularly rare!)