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Dessert plate

1980.339.2 (RS209690)

Description

Small earthenware plate with mulberry-colored transfer-print pattern "Commerce." Pattern depicts harbor scene featuring European and Asian men discussing cargo boxes on a dock. Asian-style buildings and boats in background. Flower and trellis border.

Details

Maker
Samuel Alcock & Co. (Maker)
Date
1830-1859
Inscriptions
"Commerce [in oval with flower petals]" (pattern name)
"ALCOCK / [beehive symbol]" (impressed)
Location of origin
Burslem, England, Staffordshire
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels
Places
Burslem (Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom)
Descriptive terms
Chinoiserie
dessert plates
Dish, Eating
earthenware
floral patterns
glazing (coating)
Orientalism
Pagoda
Plate, Dessert
Plate, Food
Sailing vessel
transfer printing
Dimensions
7/8 (H), 7 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1980.339.2
GUSN
7446

Wallpaper Details

Pattern Name
Commerce

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