Platter: The Letter of Introduction

Object Number: 
1961.368
Date: 
1815-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 12 x 8 7/8 in. ( 2.9 x 30.5 x 22.5 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on back: medallion with crown at center and "CLEWS WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE" printed: in blue on back brim: "THE LETTER OF INTRODUCTION/FROM WILLIE'S DEIGNS" typed: affixed on back brim: "Purchased from the Kellogg Collection November 1925/ Co
Description: 
Dark blue transfer printed pearlware platter with central image depicting library scene with seated and standing figures; the border pattern is flowers and scrolls.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this platter was purchased from the Kellogg collection.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
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