Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1820

GUSN

GUSN-43848

Description

Black transfer-printed wreath with flower on upper center and lower center, over painted blossoms in mostly green. The blossoms are yellow and red respectively. Orange line outlining outer upper lip and outer lower foot and along center of handle. Large compass with two ships on opposite sides.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
pearlware
transfer printing
overpainting (technique)
Mug

Inscription

"Be wise then Christian whiel you may/ For swiftly time is flying/ The thoughtless man who laughs today/ Tomorrow will be dying." (Transfer-printed)

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.663

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

4 (H), 4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.663