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1913.202 (RS207953)

Description

Earthenware, green transfer-print plate with scalloped rim. Printed with "Royal Sketches" pattern depicting a pair of swans swimming in a lake in the foreground and a cathedral on a hill in the background. The scene is encircled by a garter bearing the words "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE" - "Evil to him who evil thinks" - a symbol common in British heraldy. The plate has a floral border with includes roses, shamrocks and thistle - emblems of England, Ireland and Scotland under the United Kingdom. Printed on the back of the plate is "Royal Sketches" in a round medallion with crown on top and rose, shamrock, and thistle surrounding.\n

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1840
Inscriptions
"HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE" ("Evil to him who evil thinks" - motto of the British Order of the Garter)
"Royal / Sketches" (Transfer-print pattern name)
"From / Nathan Berry Farm / Pittsfield, N.H." (written on paper label affixed to plate bottom)
Location of origin
England
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
molding (forming)
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels
Places
Pittsfield (Merrimack county, New Hampshire)
Descriptive terms
Cathedral
cathedrals (buildings)
Dish, Eating
earthenware
figure- and animal-derived motifs
floral patterns
glazing (coating)
molding (forming)
Plate, Food
plates (dishes)
Pond
ponds (water)
Swan
transfer printing
Dimensions
1 (H), 9 1/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1913.202
Credit Line
Gift of Newton Mackintosh
GUSN
27181

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