SOFT PASTE CHILDREN'S MUG, With 1850s San Francisco Scene. San Francisco Artifact, William B. - Inspiration McMurtrie.
SOFT PASTE CHILDREN'S MUG, With 1850s San Francisco Scene.
SOFT PASTE CHILDREN'S MUG, With 1850s San Francisco Scene.
SOFT PASTE CHILDREN'S MUG, With 1850s San Francisco Scene.
SOFT PASTE CHILDREN'S MUG, With 1850s San Francisco Scene.
SOFT PASTE CHILDREN'S MUG, With 1850s San Francisco Scene.

SOFT PASTE CHILDREN'S MUG, With 1850s San Francisco Scene.

[San Francisco?]. Ca 1850s (?). Blank base. Wraparound image, in red, of San Francisco harbor. Height: 2-3/16" Diameter: 2-1/4". Overall width, with handle: 3-1/4". Lip with small manufacturing defect, other very minor wear, VG+. Item #48929

The scene on the mug reminiscent of an 1851 Currier & Ives print of San Francisco harbor, after a drawing by Wm. B. McMurtrie (cf. Currier & Ives Catalogue Raisonné 6922 & 6933).

A rare surviving artifact from, we presume, mid-19th C San Francisco, with the manufacturer, no doubt, attempting to ride the wave of civilization that began to make itself felt in San Francisco during the 1850s.

Price: $475.00