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1926.400 (RS204636)

Description

A blue transfer print pearlware plate with a scalloped edge. It has a border of transportation medallions, scrollwork, and flowers surrounding a central script eulogizing Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York.

Details

Label
One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."The association of Governor Clinton and The Erie Canal is due to Clinton's efforts during his term of office as New York State Governor to arrange the construction of this ambitious project, completed in 1824. This is a companion piece to the Utica Tribute inscription pieces. Some pieces in hollow forms have both inscriptions. There are two forms of the DeWitt Clinton inscription, this one with a blank space before the word Governor, and the other with the insertion of the word "late" before Governor due to Clinton's passing.
Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
""The/ Grand Erie Canal./ A Splendid Monument of the/ Enterprise & Resources/ of the State of/ NEW YORK/ Indebted for its early commence-/ ment & rapid completion to the/ active energies, preeminent/ talents, & enlightended policy/ of/ DeWitt Clinton /Late Governor of / the State"" (embossed)
Location of origin
England, Staffordshire
Associated Building
Subject Erie Canal.
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels
Descriptive terms
Boat
Canal
Commerce
Dish, Eating
earthenware
Earthenware
Eulogy
glazing (coating)
Medallion
Plate, Food
plates (dishes)
Tin Glazed
Transfer Printed
transfer printing
Transportation
People and organizations
Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828
Erie Canal
Dimensions
1 1/8 (D), 10 1/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1926.400
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Margaret R. Kimberley
GUSN
30918

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