Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1815-1825

GUSN

GUSN-43234

Description

Children's earthenware mug. Black transfer-printed design on mug. Image is of a child holding rifle aimed at butterfly. Maternal figure supporting the rifle from underneath. Hand and interior lip has a pattern of alternating upside down triangles.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
Mug

Inscription

"SEPTEMBER/ Turn little Sportsman turn thine eyes, To wound the gaudy Butterfly,/ And thus prepare thy playful aim/ For future years, more tempting game." (Transfer-printing)

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.17

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.17