Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-44351

Description

Earthenware mug with attached frog inside. Transfer-printed designs of "The Sailor's Return" on one side, and the flags of Britain and France on the other with a bird, a lion, and the motto "May they ever be united" above "Crimea." Over-painted by hand in green, yellow, red, blue, pink, and peach. Hand-painted bands of dark pink lustre around base and rim, with stripe down handle.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
Mug
Mug

Inscription

"THE SAILOR'S RETURN / Now safe returned from dangers past / With joy I hail the shore. / And fear no more the tempest's blast / Nor Oceans angry roar." (Black transfer print.)
"MAY THEY EVER BE UNITED / CRIMEA / VIVE L'EMPEREUR / GOD SAVE THE QUEEN." (printed)

Additional Identification Number

MJ1970.1188

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4 7/8 (H), 3 5/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.1310.1188