Dish

Object Number: 
1937.708
Date: 
1828
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 11 1/4 in. ( 4.8 x 28.6 cm )
Marks: 
incised: on obverse: "LIBERTY FOR / J. A. JACKSON"; "Unser magdi die Sav; Die wer [?] alle tag gern eine Frau; SAMUEL; TROXEL; POTTER. 1828, III [3 circles on end with vertical line passing through them]" incised: in script on base: "Samuel Troxel / Pott
Description: 
Drape-molded redware plate with serrated rim; slip-decorated interior with sgrafffito: central image of a spread eagle with shield clutching both stems of a potted tulip plant with a fan-shaped medallion with compass drawn arches and enclosed inscription above, and a surrounding border inscription in old German; with green patches under a lead glaze.
Gallery Label: 
A similar plate is in the Metropolitan Museum. For more information, see Swank, C. F., fig. 165.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
M. Holden, New York, 1926; The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group