1859 Staffordshire Loving Cup "Two Allies" "Tied and Allied" Frogs

Category Pottery & Glass Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware Plates

Current price $115.00

Listing type Chinese

Location Pleasanton, California 945** US

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Production Technique Pottery

Country/Region Of Manufacture Italy

Theme Frog

Set Includes Cup

Year Manufactured 1859

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Approx. 5" high.
British Museum has the same image (print pictured here but not included). The British Museum entry reads
* Description Two heads in an oval, designed to be seen either way up: the first way as two warriors with long moustaches, reversed as two donkeys. 1859
Lithograph with a tint stone
* Producer name Published by: Frederick Platts
* School/style British
Unclear what alliance is referred to, but 1859 was the Second War for Italian Independence in which France was allied with Sardinia against the Austrian Empire.
Obverse and reverse are the same except the image is flipped.

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