Plate: America Independent
Overall: 1 x 10 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 26 cm )
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.
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
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: "WASHING
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.