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Cup and saucer

Object Number: 
1961.225ab
Date: 
1825-1830
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Part (Cup): 2 3/4 in. × 4 3/8 in. (7 × 11.1 cm) Part (Saucer): 1 1/2 × 6 3/4 in. (3.8 × 17.1 cm)
Marks: 
impressed: on underside of saucer: "E. WOOD & SONS BURSLEM WARRANTED" and "SEMICHINA" around eagle
Description: 
Molded pearlware cup and saucer with dark blue transfer print of Lafayette at Franklin's tomb; cup with slightly flared rim and circular foot, floral border on interior, exterior with scene of figure at tomb inscribed "Franklin"; deep saucer with same transfer print.
Gallery Label: 
Fanciful tombs and grave sites of American heroes were popular subjects on historic blue Staffordshire. This printed image is exactly the same as another Enoch Wood & Sons view of Lafayette mourning Washington, except the name on the tomb is changed.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Provenance: 
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group