Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-43490

Description

Earthenware children's mug. Cylindrical with handle [missing]. Blue transfer print with "Dr. Franklin's Poor Richard" theme and inscriptions; one scene; and patterned triangles. Central image of three men drinking and smoking in a room full of wooden kegs. Over painted with red, green, and blue.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
Mug

Inscription

"THE WAY TO WEALTH/ OR/ DR FRANKLIN'S/ Poor Richard/ ILLUSTRATED"\n (Blue transfer print)
"BEING LESSONS FOR YOUTH/ ON/ INDUSTRY/ Temperance/ FRUGALITY"\n
"Not to oversee / Workmen is to leave them / your purse open."
"If you would have / a faithful Servant & one that you / like serve yourself"

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.290

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

2 1/2 (H), 2 5/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.290