Commemorative plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

c.1890-1910

GUSN

GUSN-174070

Description

Wedgwood commemorative plate, Dorothy Quincy Homestead

Details

Descriptive Terms

plates (dishes)
earthenware
Plate, Commemorative

Inscription

"WEDGWOOD/ETRURIA/ENGLAND" (stamped)
"SOLE IMPORTERS/JONES McDUFFEE & STRATTON Co/BOSTON" (stamped)
"The Quincy Homestead--Quincy, Massachusetts/The original house was built by William Coddington/in 1636. It passed to Edmund Quincy a few years later/and was lived in by three successive/generations of his descendants./In 1706 Judge Edmund Quincy enlarged and/remodelled the homestead. Here was born/his daughter Dorothy Q made famous by/Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes' poem. Her niece/married John /Hancock. The place is now/maintained by the Massachusetts Society/of the Colonial Dames of America." (Commemorative inscription in small caps.)

Associated Building

Quincy Homestead,

Additional Identification Number

8.3
EQ39

People and Organizations

Metropolitan Moving & Storage
Wedgwood
Jones, McDuffee, & Stratton

Jackson, Dorothy Quincy, 1709-1762
Quincy, Edmund, 1903-1997
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Maker

Wedgwood (Manufacturer)
Jones, McDuffee, & Stratton (Retailer)

Location of Origin

Etruria, England; Boston, MA, USA

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

10 (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

2009.5.3

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)