Beginning around 1872 the Ridgeway Brothers began producing quality earthenware in Shelton, Staffordshire England. Their factories produced a plethora of different types of pottery, with one of the branches producing a line called Coaching Days & Coaching Ways, depicting the illustrated scenes from the book of the same name written by W. Oustram Tristram in 1888. This series was created on an amber brown transferware pottery with black transfers and was made from the 1890s to the 1920s. The illustrations depict scenes from the old English stagecoach roads and the collection included all types of pottery – from plates and mugs to dishes and vases. All items in this collection will be stamped “Scenes from Coaching Days & Coaching ways by Special permission of Macmillan & Co Ltd, Ridgeway England”. Macmillan & Co refers to a book publisher in London who owned the copyrights of the illustrations. Crazing can be expected not only due to the age but the type of glaze used when firing. These lovely mugs have the silver luster handle and rim, and illustrate the following scenes: Eloped and Walking Up the Hill; A winter days amusement and Fresh Teams; A Breakdown: Taking down the mails and Changing Horses. Excellent condition with no chips or damage. Circa early 1900s, Made in England, each measures 4 ¾ inches tall x 4 ¼ inches wide at base; 12 ½ diameter at base and 10 ½ diameter at top. Sold in set of 3 only.