Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1840-1880

GUSN

GUSN-290090

Description

Earthenware children's mug. Cylindrical with ear-shaped handle. Black transfer printed with Dr. Franklin's / Poor Richard theme with decorative triangles on sides. Indoor scene with fireplace and several people, including a man sitting and reading in a chair. \n

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
Mug

Inscription

"THE WAY TO WEALTH / OR / DR. FRANKLIN'S / Poor Richard / ILLUSTRATED" (Black transfer print)
"BEING LESSONS FOR YOUTH / ON / INDUSTRY / Temperance / FRUGALITY &c"
"Keep thy Shop and thy Shop will keep thee. / If you would have your business done go if not send."

Additional Identification Number

141.1939
414

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 1/4 (H), 2 1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.49