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.
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.
Mayer, Thomas (Maker)
Printed on bottom: [eagle]
- Location of origin
- Stoke, England, Staffordshire
- Object type
- Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
- Descriptive terms
coats of arms
- People and organizations
- 7 1/2 (W) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington