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Children's Mug

1970.1310.973 (RS196158)

Description

Earthenware children's mug. Inscription with corresponding transfer-printed image. A woman in flowing dress holidng a baby in her arms. The background decoration and furniture represent Neo-Classicism and more particularly, a Grecian influence. Overpainting in greens and pinks. Hand-painted pink line around exterior lip of mug and accents the handle.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825
Inscriptions
"GRANDMAMMA'S TALES/ Hush a bye baby, my baby of bliss./ Sleep little pretty one sleep while I kiss,/ Papa in the orchard with Rosa is gone./ And I pretty baby, I still will sing on." (Transfer-printed)
Material
earthenware
overpainting (technique)
transfer printing
Object type
Household Accessories; Decorative Furnishings
Descriptive terms
earthenware
Knickknack
Mug, Decorative
mugs
overpainting (technique)
transfer printing
Dimensions
2 1/2 (H), 2 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.1310.973
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell
GUSN
44143

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