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Ovoid rectangle with scalloped edge; dark blue; Coat of Arms of Massachusetts encircled in border of palmettes in center of plate; trumpet, flower, and vine border.

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Label
One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."<br/> This platter shows the Massachusetts state seal adopted in 1780. The state motto, Ense petit placidum sub libertate quietam, or By the sword we seek peace (but only) under liberty - is attributed to the 17th century English patriot Algernon Sydney, whose writings, it is thought, influenced the earliest American patriots.
Maker
Mayer, Thomas (Maker)
Date
ca. 1829
Inscriptions
Printed on bottom : [eagle] Impressed on bottom: T. MAYER/STOKE/ STAFFORDSHIRE
Location of origin
Stoke, England, Staffordshire
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
tin (metal)
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Coat-of-Arms
coats of arms
Earthenware
earthenware
floral patterns
flowers (plants)
glazing (coating)
Heraldry
heraldry
Palmette
palmette (motif)
PLATTER
platters
tin (metal)
Tin Glazed
Transfer Printed
transfer printing
Trumpet Flower
Vine
vines
People and organizations
Massachusetts
Dimensions
8.25 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1929.668
GUSN
3527

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