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Children's Mug

1970.1310.4 (RS191585)

Description

Children's earthenware mug. Shaped base, loop handle and leaf terminals. Blue transfer print with "Dr. Franklin's Poor Richard" theme and inscriptions; one scene; and patterned triangles. Central image of two men shoveling earth and one man swinging a pick. Wagons in the background.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1820
Inscriptions
"THE WAY TO WEALTH/ OR/ DR FRANKLIN'S/ Poor Richard/ ILLUSTRATED" (Black transfer-printed text)
"BEING LESSONS FOR YOUTH/ ON/ INDUSTRY/ Temperance/ FRUGALITY"
"Handle your tools without mittens remember the cat in gloves catches no mice"
"Constant dropping wears away stones & little strokes fell great Oaks"
Material
earthenware
transfer printing
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
earthenware
Mug
mugs
transfer printing
Dimensions
2 1/2 (H), 2 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.1310.4
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell
GUSN
43222

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