A mid 19th century Victorian period mug. It has a pottery body and comes from the Staffordshire region c1850. During this period dedicating gifts was popular and this example was made for that purpose having a large open area for text. In this case it is 'A Present from ....' the last word being too rubbed to make out. However the most interesting part is the chickens around the body which combine outline printing and colouring.
Gilt with extensive rubbing, chickens much better with limited losses. Some minor firing faults as typical for this period.