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The Dog in the Manger

Pattern Category: Aesops Fables

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Length: 19 inches


Seen here on an indented rectangular platter printed underglaze in green. The pattern was printed in other colors as well.  The Dog in the Manger is a fable attributed to Aesop, concerning a dog who one afternoon lay down to sleep in the manger. On being awoken, he ferociously kept the cattle in the farm from eating the hay on which he chose to sleep, even though he was unable to eat it himself, leading an ox to mutter the moral of the fable: People often begrudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.

Drakard/Holdway Pattern Number PP907-6

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Transfer Printed

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