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1970.372 (RS212269)

Description

Earthenware mug. Black transfer printed design, titled "Farmer's Arms." Each side features a decorative farm-themed border composed of grain, farming tools, and a hen and rooster perched at the top. On one side, the border frames an agrarian scene with a horse pulling a harrow and at least two people (children) riding on the harrow. On the other side, the border frames a lengthy inscription titled "The Farmers Creed." Mug has a matching decorative design printed around the inside of rim and down handle. Handle is squared, with two corners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"GOD SPEED THE PLOUGH" / "SUCCESS TO THE FARMER" (Black transfer print.)
"GOD SPEED THE PLOUGH" / "Let this be held the farmers creed. / For stock seek out the choicest breed. / In peace and plenty let them feed. / Your land sow with the best of seed. / Let it not dung or dressing need. / Inclose and dress it with all speed. / And you will soon be rich indeed." / "THE FARMERS CREED" (Black transfer print.)
"FARMER'S ARMS / B.W. & Co." (Black transfer print)
Material
earthenware
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Drinking Vessels
Descriptive terms
earthenware
Mug
mugs
transfer printing
Dimensions
3 7/8 (H), 3 7/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.372
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell
GUSN
48396

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