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Children's Mug

1970.1310.604 (RS196152)

Description

Earthenware children's mug. Two images in black made through transfer printing; these images are separated by handle. One image shows the cat with a rat in its mouth; the other has the rat inside the open malt bag. This follows the theme of the inscription.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820
Inscriptions
"THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT" (Transfer-printed)
"This is the Cat/ that killed the Rat/ that eat the Malt/ that lay in the House that Jack built." (printed)
Material
earthenware
transfer printing
Object type
Household Accessories; Decorative Furnishings
Descriptive terms
earthenware
Knickknack
Mug, Decorative
mugs
transfer printing
Dimensions
2 1/2 (H), 2 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.1310.604
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell
GUSN
43792

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