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The Mountain in Labour Platter, 1835

 Item — Box: CFC Tableware Box 4
Identifier: CFC2020.0051.1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Carlson Fable Collection is a gathering of primary fable materials at Reinert Alumni Memorial Library at Creighton University. It grew out of the personal collection of fable materials gathered by Rev. Gregory Carlson, S.J. and was given to the Creighton Libraries in 1996. There are more than 10,000 books and approximately 8,000 artifacts in the collection.

From plates to stamps, from cards to whiskey decanters, from toys to posters, you'll find just about anything you can imagine here. Please explore all that is to offer here in my fables Catalogue of Objects.

This is the largest online catalog of fable related objects on the internet. Many are from Aesop's Fables but you will find La Fontaine, Velazquez and Krylov also represented in this collection.


  • 1835



.8 Linear Feet : Spode medium-sized platter picturing "The Mountain in Labour" in their series "Aesop's Fables." ; 10ΒΌ" x 8"

Language of Materials



The mouse is appropriately difficult to find at first in this grand scene. There are several people in the left foreground who seem to be uninvolved or uninterested in the "big doings" that have brought a group of people out of the town on the far right. These people have come some distance, only to be disappointed. I offer a detail of the central image below the platter. Click on any image to enlarge it.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

$150 from Aesthetic Transferware, May, '20.



Repository Details

Part of the Creighton University Libraries, Archives & Special Collections Repository

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