Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1840-1880

GUSN

GUSN-44104

Description

Earthenware children's mug. Cylindrical with loop handle. Green transfer print with "Dr. Franklin's Poor Richard" theme and inscriptions; one scene; and patterned triangles. Central image of three men drinking and smoking in a room full of wooden kegs. Green line around interior of rim, and green accents on handle.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
Mug

Inscription

"THE WAY TO WEALTH/ OR/ DR FRANKLIN'S/ Poor Richard/ ILLUSTRATED"
(Green transfer print)
"BEING LESSONS FOR YOUTH/ ON/ INDUSTRY/ Temperance/ FRUGALITY &.c"

"Not to oversee / Workmen is to leave them / your purse open."
"If you would have a / faithful Servant & one that you like / serve yourself."

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.931

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.931