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.
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.
Mayer, Thomas (Maker)
Printed on bottom : [eagle] Impressed on bottom: T. MAYER/STOKE/ STAFFORDSHIRE
- Location of origin
- Stoke, England, Staffordshire
- Object type
- Food Service T&E
- Descriptive terms
coats of arms
- People and organizations
- 8.25 (W) (inches)
- Accession Number