Commemorative Plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1889

GUSN

GUSN-10686

Description

Earthenware plate with blue transfer-printed central image of the Coverse Memorial Building commemorating the 250th (1649-1899) anniversary of Malden, Massachusetts. Images of Malden landmarks and emblems decorate the rim.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dinner plates
commemoratives
earthenware
transfer printing
glazing (coating)
Knickknack
Plate, Decorative
Plate, Decorative

Inscription

"Made by / Josiah Wedgwood & Sons / Etruria, England / And / Richard Briggs, Co. / Boston / In Commemoration of the / Two Hundrend and Fiftieth Anniversary / of the incorporation of Maldon / Mass, USA." (printed)
"Wedgwood" (impressed)
"Malden SILILLVM COMMVNE CORP Ville de Malden" (printed)
"MDCXXXXIX -MDCCXCIX / Converse Memorial Building A.D. 1885 / Upon the Petition of Mistik side men, they are / Granted to Be A Distinct Towne and the Name / There of to be called Mauldon/ In the / Commonwealth / of Massachusetts" (printed)

Maker

Possibly Josiah Wedgwood & Sons (Maker)

Location of Origin

Etruria, England

Object Type

Household Accessories; Decorative Furnishings

Dimensions

3/4 (H), 10 1/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elsie Allen

Accession Number

1995.456

Date

1889 (Circa)

Places

Etruria (Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom)