CHILD'S 6-OUNCE CUP with Mottled Gray Enamel
This is a small early GRANITEWARE CUP in mottled gray, most likely used for a child. The cup measures just under 2" high by 3" across. It is not seamed and the handle is attached with rivets. The cup holds about six ounces of liquid.
The piece does have character and shows it "vintage" age with chips and missing enamel, especially on the rim and bottom edge. Please review the photos carefully as they have been taken from several angles. The piece would be a great addition to someone's French country or farmhouse style decorating! Would be wonderful with a votive holder inside!
Enamel & Granite Ware
Enamelware is made from an old process of coating metal with porcelain, which became popular in the 1800s. By the late 1870s, a new form of enamel ware was developed, called "granite ware."
Graniteware was designed with decorative patterns resembling granite, ranging from mottled, speckled, spatters or swirls. Early granite ware included patterns in turquoise blue with white and green. Both enamel and granite ware were used in the production of early kitchen utility ware.
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