Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1825

GUSN

GUSN-44143

Description

Earthenware children's mug. Inscription with corresponding transfer-printed image. A woman in flowing dress holidng a baby in her arms. The background decoration and furniture represent Neo-Classicism and more particularly, a Grecian influence. Overpainting in greens and pinks. Hand-painted pink line around exterior lip of mug and accents the handle.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"GRANDMAMMA'S TALES/ Hush a bye baby, my baby of bliss./ Sleep little pretty one sleep while I kiss,/ Papa in the orchard with Rosa is gone./ And I pretty baby, I still will sing on." (Transfer-printed)

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.973

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

1970.1310.973