Motto Ware Egg Cup Watcombe England Speak Little Speak Well 1920s
This is a mottoware or motto ware pedestal single egg cup, made by Watcombe, Torquay in Devon, England 1900-1920 and featuring the usual cottage and the motto Speak Little Speak Well.
The cute eggcup measures 2.75 inches high and is 1.75 inches in diameter and is in very good +++ used vintage condition with no chips or cracks and only the normal crazing for the material and age.
Famous and fun mottoware pottery was manufactured in the south of England from the 1870s until the factories closed in the 1960s.
Mottoware items are usually of red clay decorated with bright glazes, cottages and mottoes or sayings that run the gamut from proverbs and sound advice to nearly outrageous. Always fun and different and very collectible! A great piece for your breakfast egg and soldiers.