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Stoneware Make-do Mug

Product Number:
0286134
$37.00
$33.30 Member Price
In stock

This just may be your first "aha" introduction to 18th/19th century innovation. The tinker was a valued visitor as he traveled town to town. He was able to make inventive repairs to cherished items during a time when modern glue repair was inconceivable. The most affluent would engage a silversmith to restore their wares. Even the wealthy would not discard a cup for a missing handle.

Owning a make-do can mean a lot of things.  Beyond desirability and rarity, it speaks to a sensibility.  Charm, thrift, and resourcefulness come to mind. It is also a symbol of loyalty, particularly to the background of the piece that has been repaired.

It is rare that our Greenfield Village craftsmen combine 2 artisan crafts to create a product for the stores. This is your chance to own a fun bit of overlooked history. Our inspired make do was created from scratch with the intention of banding an unbroken cup.  There will be no exposed glaze on your selection. This product has limited availability.

  • 5.5"w x 4.5"h x 4"d.
  • 16 oz.