Plate: America Independent

Title:
Plate: America Independent
Date: 
1820-1840
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: "WASHING
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