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Description

Plate in imitation of Martha Washington's china: blue snake with gold crosshatching as border of green and gold chain bearing the names of the first 15 states; gold sunburst, center with "MW" within green circle, above red ribbon with Latin phrase (see inscription.)

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1834-1867
Inscriptions
first 15 states (in green chain as border) W/M (for Martha Washington in center DECUS ET TUTAMEN AB ILLO
Material
gilding
painting (coating)
porcelain
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
American
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Gilded
gilding
Painted
painting (coating)
PLATE
plates (dishes)
porcelain
Porcelain
serpents (suborder)
Snake
United States of America
Accession Number
1973.131
GUSN
48792

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