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Barber, Edwin Atlee, 1851-1916 / Anglo-American pottery : old English china with American views, a manual for collectors
(1899)

Designs in various colors, mostly by unknown makers,   pp. 118-127


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ANGLO-AMERICAN POTTERY.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S SAYINGS.
Many of the English potters manufactured cheap white
crockery for the American market with engraved devices illus-
trating the "Morals," "Proverbs" and "Maxims" of Franklin.
These were made principally for the use of children, in the
forms of small drinking mugs and plates of circular or oc-
tagonal shape. They are found in such variety and numbers
that collectors are slow to commence collecting tnem. The
most familiar are given in the following list:
FRANKLIN S MORALS.
-Designs in Dark Blue.-
XXIII. Broad Border of Fruits, Flowers and Shells (two
groups of each), extending well in toward the center of plates.
323. "The Used Key is Always Bright."
324. "Many a Little Makes a Mickle."
325. "The Eye of the Master Does More Work Than Both
His Hands." (On back, "Hill & Henderson, importers, New
Orleans").
FRANKLIN'S MAXIMS.
-Designs printed in Green, Black, etc., on circular or octag-
onal Plates, Mugs, etc. Borders generally in relief.-
326. "The Way to Wealth, or Dr. Franklin's 'Poor Richard,'
illustrated."
"If You Would Know the Value of Money Try to Borrow
Some."
"When the Well is Dry They Know the Worth of Water."
327. "The Way to Wealth, or Dr. Franklin's 'Poor Richard
illustrated."
"Not to Oversee Workmen is to Leave Them Your Purse
Open."
"If You Would Have a Faithful Servant, and One that You
Would Like. Serve Yourself."
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