Nursery cups

Johnson Bros nursery cups, 1960sJohnson of Australia nursery cups
made in Queensland, Australia 1960s

Following my last post featuring Johnson Bros 70s dinner plates, here are two nursery cups from the 60s.

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary [the nursery rhyme apparently modelled after Mary Queen of Scots and written in England in c1744] shows Mary watering her ‘cockleshells and silvers bells, and pretty maids all in a row.’

Rub-a-dub, dub, three men in a tub : describes the butcher [fat, with a blue & white striped apron] the baker [with chefs hat] and candlestick-maker [clutching a candle, no less.]

Both cups are inscribed ‘Johnson’s – after Woods, England’ on the base. The transfer prints are clear and undamaged- in good vintage condition for cups made in the 60s.

The nursery cups are for sale: $AU35