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Children's Mug

1970.1310.339 (RS191579)

Description

Earthenware children's mug. Cylindrical with loop handle and leaf terminals. Brown transfer print with "Dr. Franklin's Maxims" inscription and two scenes. On one side, a boy rows a boat while a man reclines on the shore, with an arched stone bridge in the background. On the other side, one boy stands in front of a doorway in the foreground while a second boy appears to be in the water in the background. Over painted with green and brown.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"DR. FRANKLIN'S MAXIMS / Sloth like rust consumes / faster than labour wears / while the used key is always bright // God helps them that help / themselves Lost time / is never found again" (Brown transfer print)
Material
earthenware
transfer printing
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
earthenware
Mug
mugs
transfer printing
Dimensions
2 3/8 (H), 2 5/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.1310.339
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell
GUSN
43538

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