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1943.284 (RS33302)

Description

This platter is transfer printed in dark blue with a central design of the Coat of Arms of Massachusetts encircled in an inner border of palmettes and an outer border of trumpet, flower, and vines. The platter is rectangular, with pierced corners and applied rope handles.

Details

Label
One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."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
1820-1830
Inscriptions
Printed on bottom: [eagle]
Location of origin
Stoke, England, Staffordshire
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
Descriptive terms
Coat-of-Arms
coats of arms
Dish, Serving
Earthenware
earthenware
floral patterns
glazing (coating)
Heraldry
heraldry
Platter
platters
Tin Glazed
Transfer Printed
transfer printing
Trumpet Flower
Vine
vines
People and organizations
Massachusetts
Dimensions
7 1/2 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1943.284
Credit Line
In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington
GUSN
3530

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