Lot 42 (Country House and Asian Art Auction, 15th May 2019)
A rare Staffordshire pearlware mug
"His Royal Highness Frederic Duke of York" mounted on a rearing horse watching his troops advance into battle, the mug probably commemorates his famous victory over the French at Valenciennes in 1793, 13cm high (repaired)
Various print sources and transfer-printed wares are discussed and illustrated in John & Jennifer May, “Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900,” pp. 18-20, including a similar mug on p. 20, with matching title and depicting the Duke at Valenciennes.
Sold for £120
Large section of body of mug has been broken and re-glued, small chip to the rim.