Platter: Texan Campaign

Object Number: 
1961.295
Date: 
1850-1878
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 15 1/2 x 12 3/8 in. ( 4.4 x 39.4 x 31.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on base within medallion:"TEXXIAN CAMPAIGNE" and "J.B." impressed: "14"
Description: 
Molded oval pearlware platter with irregularly scalloped edge; transfer-printed decoration in brown with central vignette of victorious uniformed horseman with sword raised amidst battle; border with scalloped strapwork edge with military trophies, flower and female allegorical figures.
Gallery Label: 
The "Texian Campaign" represents a battle in the Mexican War. The initials "J.B." may refer to James Broadhurst of Longton (and later Fenton), Staffordshire, who used this underglaze mark from 1862 to 1870.
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