Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820

GUSN

GUSN-43792

Description

Earthenware children's mug. Two images in black made through transfer printing; these images are separated by handle. One image shows the cat with a rat in its mouth; the other has the rat inside the open malt bag. This follows the theme of the inscription.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
KnickknackMug, DecorativeMug, Decorative

Inscription

"THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT" (Transfer-printed)
"This is the Cat/ that killed the Rat/ that eat the Malt/ that lay in the House that Jack built." (printed)

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.604

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessories; Decorative Furnishings

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.604