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1960

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2015

2023

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Mug

This is a Mug. It was manufactured by Samuel Moore & Co. It is dated ca. 1820 and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration, hand-colored and lustred. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by R. Thornton Wilson.

Its dimensions are

12.4 x 13 x 9.4 cm (4 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 3 11/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Sailor’s Farewell / Sweet oh sweet is that sensation/ where two hearts in union meet / but the pain of separation / mingles bitter with the sweet.

Cite this object as

Mug; Manufactured by Samuel Moore & Co; glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration, hand-colored and lustred; 12.4 x 13 x 9.4 cm (4 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 3 11/16 in.); 1960-21-1

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