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Earthenware children's mug. Cylindrical with loop handle and leaf terminals. Black transfer printed "Franklin's Maxims" with inscriptions, two scenes, and patterned triangles. On one side, the scene is of several people standing on sidewalks in front of stores; on the other side, an indoor scene with a man reaching into a bin.
"FRANKLIN'S / MAXIM'S" (Black transfer print)
"Silks and Satins / Scarlet and Velvets put out the / kitchen fire"
"[A]lways taking out / of the Meal tub & never putting in soon / come[s] to the bottom"
"Buy what thou / hast no need of & ere long thou wilt sell / thy [necessaries]"
"At a great penney / worth [p]ause a while / Many are ruined by / buy[ing bar]gain[s]"
2 5/8 (H), 2 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell