Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1800

GUSN

GUSN-43779

Description

Creamware children's mug. Black transfer-printed designs, with patriotic text framed by laurel wreath and allegorical figure with anchor (above), sailing ship (left), and boy with sextant (right). Botanical design on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
creamware
Mug
Mug

Label

In exhibition "Yankee Remix" at Mass. Mus. of Contemporary Art, May 24, 2003-April 2004.

Inscription

"May the brave British Tar / the defence of the Nation / Off the Shoals of Adversity / ever steer clear. / May they have a bright Guinea / in every station. / To get Grog for a Friend / when life's in the rear." (Black transfer-printed text)

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.591

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3 x 2 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.591