Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-44177

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
Mug

Inscription

"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]"

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.1008

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

2 5/8 (H), 2 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.1008