Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-43227

Description

Earthenware children's mug. Cylindrical with loop handle and leaf terminals. Black transfer printed with Dr. Franklin's / Poor Richard theme with decorative triangles on sides. Indoor scene depicts two standing men and one man seated at a table, with a dog lying on the floor. Red painted line around rim, and red accents on handle.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
Mug

Inscription

"BEING LESSONS FOR YOUTH / ON / INDUSTRY / Temperance / FRUGALITY & c" (Black transfer print)
"If you would know the value of money try to borrow some / When the [well] is dry they know the worth of water."
"THE WAY TO WEALTH / OR / DR. FRANKLIN'S / Poor Richard / ILLUSTRATED"
"FOGG / ART MUSEUM / LOAN / 140.1939" (Paper label on bottom)

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.9
140.1939

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.9