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Children's Mug

1970.1310.913 (RS193263)

Description

Earthenware children's mug. Black tranfer-printed image of a manor house in the background and a cat as well as a young girl with a doll in the foreground. Alphabet themed mug.

Details

Label
Loaned to Fitchburg Art Museum. September 2000 to September 2002. Exhibition: Ceramics: Art Industry and Craft.
Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1815
Inscriptions
"A was an ass so stupid and dull. B was a bee with [word covered with sticker] honey bag full" (Transfer-printed)
"C was the cat that call all the mice D was a doll dressed up very nice" (Transfer-printed)
Material
earthenware
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
earthenware
Mug
mugs
Dimensions
2 1/2 (H), 3 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.1310.913
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell
GUSN
44087

Comments

the above child's mug. #

AvatarPosted by Sharon Schenk on August 13, 2014
I have a mug identical to this.
"A was an ass so stupid and dull. B was a bee with her honey bag Full" is printed in the INSIDE rim of the cup. "E was an eagle & chained to his perch. F stands for fanny returning from church." is on the OUTSIDE rim. However the cup seems otherwise identical. There are no markings on the bottom. Do you know the value of this little cup?

Children's Mug Inquiry #

AvatarPosted by Nicole Chalfant - Collection Manager on August 14, 2014
Thank you for your post regarding a children's mug in Historic New England's collection.
That is very exciting that you own a similar mug! Unfortunately, as a collecting institution, we cannot offer appraisal values for objects in personal collections. I would suggest that you contact a local auction house, who may be able to give you an appraisal of your mug.
Sincerely, Nicole Chalfant
Collection Manager