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Children's Mug

1970.1310.728 (RS196141)

Description

Earthenware children's mug. Corresponding two images (transfer-printed in greenish-black) depict the inscription. First image is a wedding scene with a young couple, man in tattered clothing, and a large priest; second image is a large rooster crowing.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820
Inscriptions
"THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT/ This is the Cock that crowed in the / morn that waked the Priest all shaven/ and shorn that married the Man all/ tattered and torn that kissed the/ Maiden all forlorn that milked the Cow/ with the crumpled Horn that tossed/ the Dog that worried the Cat/ that killed the Ratt that eat the Malt/ that lay in the House that Jack built." (Transfer-printing)
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
1970.1310.728
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell
GUSN
43911

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