Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-48396

Description

Earthenware mug. Black transfer printed design, titled "Farmer's Arms." Each side features a decorative farm-themed border composed of grain, farming tools, and a hen and rooster perched at the top. On one side, the border frames an agrarian scene with a horse pulling a harrow and at least two people (children) riding on the harrow. On the other side, the border frames a lengthy inscription titled "The Farmers Creed." Mug has a matching decorative design printed around the inside of rim and down handle. Handle is squared, with two corners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
transfer printing
Mug
Mug

Inscription

"GOD SPEED THE PLOUGH" / "SUCCESS TO THE FARMER" (Black transfer print.)
"GOD SPEED THE PLOUGH" / "Let this be held the farmers creed. / For stock seek out the choicest breed. / In peace and plenty let them feed. / Your land sow with the best of seed. / Let it not dung or dressing need. / Inclose and dress it with all speed. / And you will soon be rich indeed." / "THE FARMERS CREED" (Black transfer print.)
"FARMER'S ARMS / B.W. & Co." (Black transfer print)

Additional Identification Number

37

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1970.372