Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1810-1815

GUSN

GUSN-44120

Description

Pearlware children's mug, with Dr. Franklin's Maxim theme. Black transfer-printed image of man plowing field and sowing seeds. Over-painting with greens, yellows and reds. Deep red line outining interior rim of mug and accenting center of mug.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
overpainting (technique)
Knickknack
Mug, Decorative
Mug, Decorative

Inscription

"Dr. FRANKLINS MAXIMS/ Plough deep while Slug- / -gards sleep & you shall / have corn to sell & to keep / Work to day for you know/ not how much you may be/ hindered tomorrow" (printed)

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.949

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessories; Decorative Furnishings

Dimensions

2 3/4 (H), 2 1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.949