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Luncheon plate

1980.259.28 (RS210064)

Description

Earthenware plate with scalloped rim and mulberry-colored transfer-print from the "Caledonia" series by William Adams and Sons. The pattern depicts a Scottish highland hunter with dog crouching behind a rock preparing to take aim at a large buck. The hunter wears a kilt and hat with feathers and holds a rifle. The scene is set in a mountainous, rural landscape. The border pattern is a repeating scene of Scottish hunters in kilts, one raising his hat in his hand, alternating with a scroll and flower figure.

Details

Maker
William Adams & Sons (Maker)
Date
1830-1840
Inscriptions
"CALEDONIA [in frame with rifle hanging on buck's head]" (printed)
"ADAMS" (impressed)
Location of origin
Tunstall, England, Staffordshire
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels
Places
Tunstall (Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom)
Waltham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Deer
Dish, Eating
earthenware
glazing (coating)
hunting
Hunting
Man
Mountain
Plate, Food
Plate, Luncheon
plates (dishes)
Scottish
transfer printing
Dimensions
1 (H), 9 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1980.259.28
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Hicks
GUSN
15934

Wallpaper Details

Pattern Name
Caledonia

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