Plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-3526

Description

A blue transfer print pearlware plate with a central scene of the South Carolia coat of arms surrounded by an inner border of palmettes and an outer floral motif.

Details

Descriptive Terms

plates (dishes)
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
tin (metal)
palmette (motif)
floral patterns
vines
Dish, Eating
Plate, Food
Earthenware
Transfer Printed
Tin Glazed
Coat-of-Arms
Vine
Heraldry
Palmette
Trumpet Flower
Plate, Food

Label

One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."
The palmetto tree, which is also depicted on the state flag, is shown with a toppled English Oak at its base, symbolizing the power of England having been overcome and supplanted.

Inscription

Printed on bottom: [eagle]

People and Organizations

South Carolina

Maker

Mayer, Thomas (Maker)

Location of Origin

Stoke, England, Staffordshire

Dimensions

3/4 (D), 6 5/16 (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1931.1742