Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1820

GUSN

GUSN-43222

Description

Children's earthenware mug. Shaped base, loop handle and leaf terminals. Blue transfer print with "Dr. Franklin's Poor Richard" theme and inscriptions; one scene; and patterned triangles. Central image of two men shoveling earth and one man swinging a pick. Wagons in the background.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
Mug

Inscription

"THE WAY TO WEALTH/ OR/ DR FRANKLIN'S/ Poor Richard/ ILLUSTRATED" (Black transfer-printed text)
"BEING LESSONS FOR YOUTH/ ON/ INDUSTRY/ Temperance/ FRUGALITY"
"Handle your tools without mittens remember the cat in gloves catches no mice"
"Constant dropping wears away stones & little strokes fell great Oaks"

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.4

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.4