Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1820

GUSN

GUSN-43387

Description

Children's earthenware mug. Black transfer-printed design, elaborate interconnected triangles create the background for the mug. They interrupted by two circles, showcasing the letters "E" and "F". E shows an emperor seated on a throne, with a line of columns in the background. F is represented by a tavern scene, complete with a fiddler.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
Mug
Mug

Inscription

"E/ was an emperor/ that rul'd in fear/ F/ was a fiddler/ that fiddled for beer" (Transfer-printed)

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.180

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 1/4 (H), 2 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.180