Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-43260

Description

Earthenware children's mug. Cylindrical with loop handle and leaf terminals. Brown transfer printed "Franklin's Maxims" with inscriptions, two scenes, and patterned triangles. On one side, the scene is of two men on a sea shore kneeling over a bundle; on the other side, a laborer carries a bundle up a hill, followed by a gentlemen in hat and jacket.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
Mug

Inscription

"FRANKLIN'S / MAXIM'S" (Brown transfer print)
"Many a little / makes a mickle / Beware of / little expences"
"A small / leak will sink a / great Ship"
"Industry needs / not wish and he that lives upon hope / will die fasting"
"There are no gains / without pains / [th]en help hands for / I have no land"

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.45

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 3/4 (H), 2 7/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.45