Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1815

GUSN

GUSN-43358

Description

Earthenware children's mug. Alphabet themed, showcasing the letters "N" and "O". "N" is represented by a bird's nest and "O' is represented by a family with their ox which is partaking of a trough of oats. Black transfer-printed images with overpainting accents in green, yellow and rose. Hand-painted rose line encircles the exterior upper lip of mug and the center of the handle.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
overpainting (technique)
MugMug

Inscription

"O,-for Ox and Oats in Chest," (Transfer printed)
"N,-for Nuts, Near Nice birds Nest." (printed)

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.150

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Drinking Vessels

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.150