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Children's Mug

1970.1310.2 (RS188096)

Description

Children's mug with inscription in the center. Banner with the words "INNOCENT PLAY" inside; banner undulates over main inscription. Smudged floral decorations flank the inscription. Hand-painting over transfer-printed rust-brown design. Orange paint lines the upper rim of mug.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1820
Inscriptions
"INNOCENT PLAY/Abroad in the meadows, to see the young lambs/ Run sporting about by the side of their dams,/ With fleeces so clean and so white;/ Or a nest of young doves in a large open cage,/ When they play all in love, without anger and rage." (Rust-colored brown transfer-printed)
Material
earthenware
transfer printing
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
earthenware
Mug
mugs
transfer printing
Dimensions
2 (H), 2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.1310.2
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell
GUSN
43220

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