Children's Mug, King Cotton Played Out

American Civil War Era

Children's Mug, King Cotton Played Out, Image 1

Hand painted, spread wing eagle centering American flags above slogan "King Cotton played out" above a cannon flanked by pyramidal stacks of cannon balls. "King Cotton" was a phrase often used by Southern politicians speaking to the economic and political importance of cotton production to the South. "Cotton played out" speaks to the fact that the cotton industry was played out during the war... dead due to the Civil War.

Date: Circa 1865

Measurement: Height: 2.375"; diameter: 2.25"

Material: Earthenware, pearlware, underglaze enamel

Condition: Fine, losses to thin over glaze gold band at rim


SKU: 232-402

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