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Child's Brown Transferware Mug ~ Cup

DR FRANKLINS MAXIM

PLOUGH DEEP

Staffordshire England ~ c. 1840

This is whimsical little child's transferware mug, circa 1840. This diminutive piece stands 2 5/8 inches tall X 2 3/4 inches wide excluding the applied loop handle.

Benjamin Franklin created a character, Poor Richard, and whose real existence was debated humorously and seriously. Scattered among the calculations, were many crisp sayings introduced by the phrase "As Poor Richard says," -- sayings which have taken their place among the maxims of the world.

Plough deep while sluggards sleep

and you shall have corn to sell and to keep.

Work today for you know

not how much you may be hindered tommorrow.

Fabulous transfer prints of industrious people in the fields, sluggards not.

The piece is unmarked. It most certainly was made in the Staffordshire district. Mugs like this were made as gifts for good children and rewards of merit, used to aid in children's education and moral training, and to encourage their imaginations in the early to mid-19th century. The mug is in Excellent condition.

Item ID: AA1516

Pearlware Mug ~ Brown Transfer ~ Plough Deep 1840

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