Identification numbers :
Object number : NMW A 36152
Other number :
Old Accession number: 1902.35
Old Registration number: 718
Number of parts : 1
Notes : Pope and Devil cup (stirrup cup)
Factory Unknown : 1780-1790 ca. : Staffordshire
Inscription type :
Inscription location : inside cup
Transcription : 15 5/6
h(in) 6 1/4
diam(in) 3 1/8
Cup, pearlware with a blue tinge to the glaze, conical form, relief-moulded with to either side of the cup two mirror-image faces, when the cup is inverted the upper face is presented, representing the Pope with the papal crown above forming the top of the cup, when the cup is reversed the lower face representing a devil with horns and a leering expression is presented, the faces and papal crown picked out in orange, blue and black, the sides of the faces moulded with acanthus leaves painted green.
See John & Griselda Lewis, (1984), 'Prattware', p. 222, for similar.
"These were probably made about the time of the Gordon Riots when anti-popish feelings were running high". (Lewis, p. 222).