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Plate: America Independent

Plate: America Independent
Plate: America Independent
Plate: America Independent
Plate: America Independent
Title
Plate: America Independent
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 10 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 26 cm )
Description 
Blue transfer printed pearlware plate with central view of men in a rowboat landing on a rocky shore; Indians stand on the right; the border pattern is composed of cartouches with inscriptions or images of a ship and alternating with eagles and scrolling acanthus leaves.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Object Number 
1961.113
Marks 
impressed: on back of plate: medallion with eagle and shield at center inscribed: on back of plate:"ENOCH WOOD & SONS/BURSALEM" inscribed: on front of plate: cartouche at top "AMERICA/INDEPENDENT/JULY 4/1776" inscribed: cartouche at bottom: "WASHINGTON/BORN 1732/DIED 1799", above central view: "THE LANDING OF TEH FATHERS AT PLYMOUTH DEC 22 1620", lower right of central view:"Carver Bradford/Winslow Brewster/& Standish"
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