Soup plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-15940

Description

Earthenware soup 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 beside a newly slain buck. The hunter wears a kilt and hat with feathers and holds a horn and rifle. In the distance are additional hunters in a rural, mountainous 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

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

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 1/2 (H), 10 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Hicks

Accession Number

1980.259.34

Places

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