Saucer

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820

GUSN

GUSN-31273

Description

Dark blue saucer with transfer-printed roses and leaves on the border surrounding a central scene of George Washington holding a scroll at a tomb.

Details

Descriptive Terms

saucers (plates)
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Dish, Eating
Saucer
Saucer

Label

One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."The description on this plate speaks for itself, but legend has it that the source of the view is a drawing by Charles Buxton, and that in the back of the view is Bowling Green and the British leaving New York after defeat.

Inscription

Impressed under paper label on bottom: [Enoch Wood & Sons]

Associated Person

Washington, George, 1732-1799

Maker

Enoch Wood & Sons (Maker)

Location of Origin

Burslem, England, Staffordshire

Dimensions

6 1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Margaret R. Kimberley

Accession Number

1927.179

Date

1820 (circa)

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