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Commemorative plate

Description

Wedgwood commemorative plate, Dorothy Quincy Homestead

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Maker
Wedgwood (Manufacturer)
Jones, McDuffee, & Stratton (Retailer)
Date
c.1890-1910
Inscriptions
"WEDGWOOD/ETRURIA/ENGLAND" (stamped)
"SOLE IMPORTERS/JONES McDUFFEE & STRATTON Co/BOSTON" (stamped)
"The Quincy Homestead--Quincy, Massachusetts/The original house was built by William Coddington/in 1636. It passed to Edmund Quincy a few years later/and was lived in by three successive/generations of his descendants./In 1706 Judge Edmund Quincy enlarged and/remodelled the homestead. Here was born/his daughter Dorothy Q made famous by/Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes' poem. Her niece/married John /Hancock. The place is now/maintained by the Massachusetts Society/of the Colonial Dames of America." (Commemorative inscription in small caps.)
Location of origin
Etruria, England; Boston, MA, USA
Associated Building
Quincy Homestead.
Material
earthenware
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
earthenware
Plate, Commemorative
plates (dishes)
People and organizations
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Jackson, Dorothy Quincy, 1709-1762
Jones, McDuffee, & Stratton
Metropolitan Moving & Storage
Quincy, Edmund, 1903-1997
Wedgwood
Dimensions
10 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2009.5.3
GUSN
174070

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