Large Derbyshire salt glaze stoneware loving cup with Paul Pry sprig, circa 1840

One of the sprigs show John Liston the actor in the role of Paul Pry (1825), a farce in three acts, was the most notable play written by 19th-century English playwright John Poole. It premiered in London on 13 September 1825 at the Haymarket Theatre and ran 114 performances. The play continued to be popular until the early 1870s. The sprig of the woman may be, or not, of Madam Vestris who sang Cherry Ripe in the play.

Height: 17.5 cm

Condition: One handle broken off and restuck