Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1805

GUSN

GUSN-44263

Description

Maroon and white transfer-printed design on children's mug. Alternating upside-down triangle pattern on handle and inside upper lip. Right of inscription: Mother and daughter playing a game. Daughter is covering her eyes. Mother is seated demurely on bench, while dog is on hind legs begging for attention.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
pearlware
Mug

Inscription

"MARCH/ The jovial days of feasting past/ Tis pious prudence come at last/And eager gluttony is taught/ To be content with what it ought." (Transfer-printed)
"3 3 3" (Each 3 is a point in a triangle.)

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.1097

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.1097