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Butter Plate

1980.355 (RS207952)

Description

Small, earthenware plate with scalloped edge and mulberry colored transfer-print. Border of alternating cartouches of floral sprays and figures with a bow and arrow under tree. Central scene of man with staff leading woman on mule past palm tree; buildings and mountains in the background.

Details

Maker
Possibly Mayer, Thomas (Maker)
Date
1835-1840
Inscriptions
"Z" (impressed)
Location of origin
Stoke/Longport, England, Staffordshire
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels
Places
Possibly County of Staffordshire (England, United Kingdom) [county]
Descriptive terms
butter chips
Chip, Butter
Dish, Eating
earthenware
figure- and animal-derived motifs
floral patterns
glazing (coating)
Man
Mountain
Mule
Palm
Spray
transfer printing
Woman
Dimensions
1/2 (H), 4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1980.355
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
49860

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