Children's Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1815

GUSN

GUSN-44347

Description

Earthenware children's mug. Brown faded images made through transfer-printing. One image of a fish lying on its side and another of an insect flying around a garden with a potted plant urn.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
Knickknack
Mug, Decorative
Mug, Decorative

Inscription

"COCK [Illegible]/ Whose [illegible]/ I said the Fly/ With thy little eye/ And I saw him die/ Who caught his blood/ I said the fish/ With my little dish/ And I caught his blood." (Faded text; transfer printed)

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.1184

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessories; Decorative Furnishings

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.1184