Plater: Constitution and Java...
Overall: 1 5/8 x 19 x 15 1/2 in. ( 4.1 x 48.3 x 39.4 cm )
Oval earthenware platter; brown transfer printed star border with eagle; view of two ships. (U.S. CONSTITUTION and H.M.S. JAVA)
Gift of Wedgwood
printed: on reverse: "WEDGWOOD OF ETRURIA & BARLASTON MADE IN ENGLAND/CONSTITUTION AND JAVA/GEORGE C. WALES/des. et. del/ 1938" (in a circle) and "H.M.S. JAVA (FORMERLY THE FRENCH FRIGATE LA RENOMÉÉ)....MET THE U.S. FRIGATE CONSTITUTION)
printed: on obverse: "CONSTITUTION AND JAVA DECEMBER 29, 1872"
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