Perfect for coffee, tea and hot chocolate, this classic shape white, durable ceramic mug in the most popular size. High quality sublimation printing makes it an appreciated gift for every true hot beverage lover.
John Frederick Herring Sr (1795–1865) was a painter, sign maker and coachman in Victorian England. Born in London, he was the son of a London merchant of Dutch parentage who had been born in America. The first eighteen years of Herring’s life were spent in London, where his greatest interests were drawing and horses. In the year 1814 he moved to Doncaster in the north of England, arriving in time to witness the Duke of Hamilton’s “William” win the St. Leger Stakes horserace.
In 1845 Herring was appointed Animal Painter to HRH the Duchess of Kent, followed by a subsequent commission from Queen Victoria, who remained a patron for the rest of his life.
A highly successful and prolific artist, John Frederick Herring Sr ranks along with Sir Edwin Landseer and George Stubbs as one of the more eminent animal painters of mid 19th century Europe.
The paintings of Herring were very popular, and many were engraved, including his 33 winners of the St. Leger and his 21 winners of the Derby. Herring exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, and the Society of British Artists.
Jack Spigot was foaled on 4 May 1818 on Middleham Moor near Bolton Hall in Leyburn, the family seat of his breeder Thomas Orde-Powlett, who was a younger brother of the Baron Bolton. Jack Spigot was trained at Middleham by Isaac Blades who worked exclusively for Powlett. The colt was ridden in his early engagements by Bill Scott. However after his St. Leger win the horse developed an intense dislike of the jockey and would react violently if Scott attempted to approach him or even spoke in his presence.
Jack Spigot was not raced extensively, starting only six times and winning four races including the St Leger.
In white ceramic with printing on both sides, this is an 11oz mug, that holds around 0.33 litres of coffee, chocolate and tea. Durable and with a print made to last, this mug is a perfect gift for who you love, and for you.
- Height, in 3.75
- Diameter, in 3.15