Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1840-1880

GUSN

GUSN-43773

Description

Earthenware children's mug. Shaped base and loop handle with leaf terminals. Red transfer print with inscription flanked by two scenes. On the left is a pastoral landscape scene with a house. On the right is a seated woman with a parasol, a standing girl, and a sitting dog.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
Mug

Inscription

"FLOWERS THAT NEVER FADE. / GOOD HUMOUR. / Good humour is the greatest charm / that children can possess / It makes them happy, and what's more. / It gives them power to bless" (Red transfer print)

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.584

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.584