Luncheon plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-15934

Description

Earthenware plate with scalloped rim and mulberry-colored transfer-print from the "Caledonia" series by William Adams and Sons. The pattern depicts a Scottish highland hunter with dog crouching behind a rock preparing to take aim at a large buck. The hunter wears a kilt and hat with feathers and holds a rifle. The scene is set in a mountainous, rural landscape. The border pattern is a repeating scene of Scottish hunters in kilts, one raising his hat in his hand, alternating with a scroll and flower figure.

Details

Descriptive Terms

plates (dishes)
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Scottish
hunting
Dish, Eating
Plate, Food
Plate, Luncheon
Man
Deer
Mountain
Hunting
Plate, Luncheon

Inscription

"CALEDONIA [in frame with rifle hanging on buck's head]" (printed)
"ADAMS" (impressed)

Pattern

Caledonia

Maker

William Adams & Sons (Maker)

Location of Origin

Tunstall, England, Staffordshire

Dimensions

1 (H), 9 1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Hicks

Accession Number

1980.259.28

Places

Waltham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Tunstall (Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom)