Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820

GUSN

GUSN-43911

Description

Earthenware children's mug. Corresponding two images (transfer-printed in greenish-black) depict the inscription. First image is a wedding scene with a young couple, man in tattered clothing, and a large priest; second image is a large rooster crowing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
Knickknack
Mug, Decorative
Mug, Decorative

Inscription

"THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT/ This is the Cock that crowed in the / morn that waked the Priest all shaven/ and shorn that married the Man all/ tattered and torn that kissed the/ Maiden all forlorn that milked the Cow/ with the crumpled Horn that tossed/ the Dog that worried the Cat/ that killed the Ratt that eat the Malt/ that lay in the House that Jack built." (Transfer-printing)

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.728

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

1970.1310.728