Teacup and saucer

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-46005

Description

Earthenware handless cup and saucer with green-black transfer-print pattern depicting Benjamin Franklin's maxim, "Industry need not wish." Pattern depicts man working in garden, one man rolling lawn and another man planting trees. Sailboats in background. Border pattern of clover in panels, separated by floral sprays.

Details

Descriptive Terms

teacups
saucers (plates)
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Set, Cup and Saucer
Franklin's Morals
Clover
Spray
Boat
Work
Set, Cup and Saucer

Inscription

"[foliate branches] / FRANKLIN'S / Moral Pictures / Industry need not wish" (printed)
[anchor] (Davenport?) (impressed)
"Z" (printed)

Pattern

Franklin's Morals

Additional Identification Number

1958.161AB
MJ.196AB

Maker

Possibly Davenport, John (Maker)

Location of Origin

England, Staffordshire

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Food Service Sets

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1958.161.1-.2

Places

County of Staffordshire (England, United Kingdom) [county]