Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1820

GUSN

GUSN-43220

Description

Children's mug with inscription in the center. Banner with the words "INNOCENT PLAY" inside; banner undulates over main inscription. Smudged floral decorations flank the inscription. Hand-painting over transfer-printed rust-brown design. Orange paint lines the upper rim of mug.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
Mug

Inscription

"INNOCENT PLAY/Abroad in the meadows, to see the young lambs/ Run sporting about by the side of their dams,/ With fleeces so clean and so white;/ Or a nest of young doves in a large open cage,/ When they play all in love, without anger and rage." (Rust-colored brown transfer-printed)

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.2

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

2 (H), 2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.2