Soup plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-15945

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
floral patterns
Dish, Eating
Plate, Food
Plate, Soup
Man
Deer
Mountain
Hunting
Plate, Soup

Inscription

"CALEDONIA" (printed)
"ADAMS" (impressed)

Pattern

Caledonia

Maker

William Adams & Sons (Maker)

Location of Origin

Tunstall/Stoke, England, Staffordshire

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Hicks

Accession Number

1980.259.39

Places

Waltham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)