Overall: 1 x 9 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 24.1 cm )
Molded scalloped edge creamware plate with hand painted profile busts of man and woman with orange tree between and border with rosette cartouches alternating with inscribed cartouches in red, green, black, and brown.
Gift of Mrs. Arthur T. Sutcliffe
impressed: on base: marking painted: on front: "PV OR" and around rim (in Dutch) in G medalliuons "Zoo lang ats Zon/en/Maan Zal Staan", "Zal Nooyt De Oranje /Kleur Vergaan", "Dit Zagik in dees /Middagston", "Jiust in het teken/ van't verbond", "Met Eerbid Daarik/ god muest coven", "Daan Zagik ave/ Oranje boven."
According to the donor, this plate is from the Beekman mansion, which was located on First Avenue and 51st Street; the donor is a descendant of the Beekman family. The plate depicts William, Prince of Orange, and his wife.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.