Plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-27181

Description

Earthenware, green transfer-print plate with scalloped rim. Printed with "Royal Sketches" pattern depicting a pair of swans swimming in a lake in the foreground and a cathedral on a hill in the background. The scene is encircled by a garter bearing the words "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE" - "Evil to him who evil thinks" - a symbol common in British heraldy. The plate has a floral border with includes roses, shamrocks and thistle - emblems of England, Ireland and Scotland under the United Kingdom. Printed on the back of the plate is "Royal Sketches" in a round medallion with crown on top and rose, shamrock, and thistle surrounding.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

plates (dishes)
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
molding (forming)
cathedrals (buildings)
floral patterns
ponds (water)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Dish, Eating
Plate, Food
Swan
Pond
Cathedral
Plate, Food

Inscription

"HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE" ("Evil to him who evil thinks" - motto of the British Order of the Garter)
"Royal / Sketches" (Transfer-print pattern name)
"From / Nathan Berry Farm / Pittsfield, N.H." (written on paper label affixed to plate bottom)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels

Dimensions

1 (H), 9 1/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Newton Mackintosh

Accession Number

1913.202

Places

Pittsfield (Merrimack county, New Hampshire)
Probably